The Great Spirit looked
down from heaven upon the suffering and wandering of his red children...He saw
the ravages of firewater, He therefore raised up for them a sacred instructor,
who having lived and traveled among them for sixteen years was called from his
labors to enjoy eternal felicity with the Great Spirit.
remarking to his attendant, "I think this is it," Dr. Bob passed out
of our sight and hearing November 16, 1950 at noonday...
the alcoholic ward in St. Thomas
his friends did, however, erect this simple plaque. It reads: "In
Gratitude: The friends of Dr. Bob and Anne Smith affectionately dedicate this
memorial to the sisters and staff of St.
At Akron, birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Thomas Hospital became the first religious
institution ever to open its doors to our society. May the loving devotion of
those who labored here in our pioneering time be a bright and wondrous example
of God's grace everlastingly set before us all."
of the Heart" pg. 354 & 360
Maine newsletter say:
"With tireless devotion and humility, this venerable Indian gentlemen
traveled thousands of miles humbly pleading for sobriety. He planted many
seeds, and it will be many moons before another rises to walk in his
Third Edition pg. 476
may I walk with humility in both worlds.