Stories from the 1940s

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You Never Know ONE Sunday afternoon after having been on the A.A. Program and sober for six months, I decided to make a call on an old drinking partner of mine. When I arrived at our Sunday hideout, the sight that met my eyes was very familiar except that there... G.V. March 1949
You'd Do It If You Were Drunk The title phrase struck me when first I felt uneasy and wanted help. Feeling unsure, I took refuge in the alibi: The party would be too busy; I was making too much fuss, etc. Then it hit me, "You'd do it if you were drunk"; and that I would. From... S.J. August 1946
Young Men Solve Meeting Problems In the January issue of The A.A. Grapevine there is a letter from Florence S. of Forest Hills, N. Y., asking for suggestions for the younger ages who need A.A. In San Diego, this problem has been met by the formation of the Young Women's Group (... W.B.A. May 1948
Your Letter to Grapevine Aids Others As all know who have been in A.A. any length of time, one of the purposes of the group meetings is to provide opportunity for the relation of experiences which enlighten and reassure both old and new members. The accounting a speaker gives of his... August 1945
Your Wife May Be Sick, Too I'M undoubtedly prejudiced, but I feel that more should be said about the wife's side of this story. It is true that coming into A.A. and adjusting to a new way of living is difficult for the man but it is a difficult adjustment for the wife, too.... L.W. December 1948
Youth--A State of Mind YOUTH is not a time of life--it is a state of mind. It is not a matter of ripe cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth... W.A.H. August 1949