Brownie's in South Bend, Indiana


  The speaker's podium at Brownie's in the basement of St. Paul-Bethel Baptist Church, at 616 Pierce St. in South Bend, Indiana. In back of the speaker is the painted slogan "There but for the grace of God ... go I," while the Serenity Prayer is on the front of the podium.  



Raymond Irving at Brownie's in South Bend, Indiana


  Raymond Irving sitting on the couch at Brownie's, the place you will normally find him during meetings. On the wall behind him one can see the three old-time slogans "You Never Fail Until You Stop Trying," "Think Think Think" and "Keep It Simple."  



Raymond Irving and Charles B. at Brownie's


  Raymond talking with Charles B., who now presides over Brownie's  



Raymond Irving and Art Carruthers at Brownie's


  Raymond Irving with Art Carruthers  



Brownie's in South Bend, Indiana


  People from the Chicago area Dignitaries Sympathy Group, who made the long drive to South Bend to pay their respects at Brownie's, can be seen here drinking coffee and chatting. Those are photos of Dr. Bob and Bill W. on the wall behind them.  



Brownie's and a photo of the Second International Convention in St. Louis


  The photo on the wall is of the Second International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1955. This was where Brownie, who had been dry but filled with anger for his first five years of recovery, had the experience that taught him peace, serenity, and joy.  



Brownie's in South Bend, Indiana


  More of the Dignitaries Sympathy people who had traveled in from the
Chicago area pose in front of the "There but for the grace of God" sign.
 



Dignitaries Sympathy group


  Dignitaries Sympathy people from the Chicago area pose at the front of the meeting
room. The traditions are posted on the wall on the left and the steps on the right.
 



Standing outside of Brownie's in South Bend


  Standing outside of Brownie's in South Bend  



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