Stories from the 1940s

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Additional Overseas Notes A London oddity: "A cabbie from Brooklyn who'd been here since the last war." August 1944
An A. A. Glossary ALKIE: An alcoholic. A drunk. Us. Maybe you. BUTTERFLIES: Stomach spasms. DESIGN FOR LIVING: The A.A. program. ELIGIBLE: Anybody ready for A.A. FIRST DRINK: The come on, or teaser. GROUP: Gatherings, large or small, of A.A.s. HIGH BOTTOM: Finding... November 1944
The Burning Babe As I in hoary winter's night stood shivering in the snow,Surprised I was with sudden heat which made my heart to glow; And lifting up a fearful eye to view what fire was near,A pretty Babe all burning bright did in the air appear, Who scorched with... Robert Southwell (1561-1595) December 1944
Editorial: The first of the 12 steps in the creed or philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is, "We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable." By such an admission any alcoholic, provided he is sincere, has achieved his... John B. November 1944
Editorial: Having taken the First Step of the A.A. program by admitting that we were powerless over alcohol, we were confronted with Step Two: "We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." This Second Step is often... Horace C. December 1944
Mail Call for All A. A.s in the Armed Forces We are indebted to the Philadelphia Group for a letter from a comparative newcomer to A.A. The author of this letter, upon learning of A.A. through her doctor, wanted help so badly that she moved to Philadelphia from her home 125 miles distant and... K. November 1944