William E. Swegan (Sgt. Bill S.) with a new fishing rod, at home in Sonoma, California


  Sgt. Bill S. (William E. Swegan) with a new fishing rod. Photo taken at his home in Sonoma, California, in the summer of 2005. His important writings on the psychology of alcoholism form the sole surviving record of the important wing of early Alcoholics Anonymous which stressed the psychological aspects of recovery from alcoholism instead of the religious and spiritual dimension.  



Sgt. Bill Swegan and his wife Mary visiting Glenn Chesnut and Sue Chesnut in South Bend, Indiana


  In the summer of 2005, Sgt. Bill Swegan and his wife Mary drove from California to Akron, Ohio, for Founders Day, and stopped off at Glenn Chesnut's house in South Bend for several days on the way there. A number of people from the area dropped by to greet Bill and Mary.
From left to right: Mike Brennan (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Bill Swegan, his wife Mary Swegan, Jerry (another visitor from Fort Wayne), Frank Nyikos, Submarine Bill Correll, Raymond Irving, John Stark, and Glenn F. Chesnut.

John Stark (Fort Wayne, Indiana), a.k.a. "John Barleycorn," is a columnist for the Waynedale News. He and Glenn Chesnut stay in regular contact by e-mail and telephone, and get together in person at least one a week.
 



Glenn Chesnut looking at a copy of Sgt. Bill Swegan's book
Glenn F. Chesnut's name is often varied or misspelled as Glenn Chesnut / Glen F. Chesnut / Glen Chesnut
Glenn F. Chestnut / Glenn Chestnut / Glen F. Chestnut / Glen Chestnut / Glenn C., South Bend

  Glenn Chesnut sitting in his living room looking at a copy of Sgt. Bill Swegan's book. Bill was a Pearl Harbor survivor, who ran through the bullets and flying bomb fragments at Hickam Air Base (next to the harbor) during the devastating Japanese attack.
For more pictures of Bill Swegan, see the photos accompanying some of his shorter writings on the Hindsfoot Foundation website under "William E. Swegan."
 



Ernest Kurtz, author of Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, The Spirituality of Imperfection, and The Collected Ernest Kurtz


  Ernest Kurtz at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Glenn and Sue had driven up from South Bend to visit him and his wife Linda Farris Kurtz. Ernest Kurtz is the author of Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, The Spirituality of Imperfection, and The Collected Ernest Kurtz  



Nancy Olson in Kingston, Pennsylvania


  A snapshot of Nancy Moyer Olson taken when Glenn Chesnut and Frank Nyikos went to visit her in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
Glenn was doing the editorial work at that time on Nancy's book With a Lot of Help from Our Friends, which came out in 2003. In that book, she told the story of her work with Senator Harold Hughes, whose legislative triumph, the Hughes Act, formed the most important piece of alcoholism legislation in the U.S. since the Prohibition amendment. Nancy left Washington D.C. after her retirement and returned to Kingston, where she had been brought up as a child. It is a little town of 6,800 right across the Susquehanna river from Wilkes-Barre.
 



Nancy Moyer Olson in Bristol, England


  Nancy Olson in Bristol, England, where she was invited to speak to a large international gathering. In this photo, she is autographing a prepublication copy of With a Lot of Help from Our Friends
For more photos of Nancy and an account of her life, see the memorial written shortly after her death on March 25, 2005:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
 



Nancy Olson in Bristol, England


  Another photo of Nancy Olson in Bristol  



Glenn Chesnut at the Upper Room offices in Nashville, Tennessee


  Glenn F. Chesnut (on the right) at the Upper Room offices in Nashville, Tennessee, next to the Vanderbilt University campus.
Glenn Chesnut and the others were at the Ninth Annual National Archives Workshop being held in the Nashville suburb of Murfreesboro in Fall 2004.
Florida lawyer Don Fucik (center, with black shirt and white shorts) arranged this tour of the Upper Room chapel and museum.
 



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