Stories from the 1940s

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Points of View Dear Grapevine: Those who think a wife's troubles are over when her husband joins A.A., just don't know! As an alcoholic's wife, I'd like to tell you. My husband, for instance, still stays out until all hours. True, he's holding another alcoholic's... An anonymous wife July 1944
Mail Call for All A. A.s in the Armed Forces In our first issue we told of the near reunion on a South Pacific island of two veteran A.A. members, one a Navy, the other an Army, lieutenant. Our Navy friend now writes--"Have been having a few A.A. reunions out here on my own. Finally ran into... July 1944
Mail Call for All A. A.s in the Armed Forces "Dear Bud: I feel like a rat not having answered your letter long ago; I'm afraid I'm not a very good correspondent. At least I can now tell you where I am--Maui is the spot, the Hawaiian Islands the locale. This must be almost anti-climactic for... July 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: Your second issue at hand inspires me to an idea. I'm sure there are other A.A.s who, like myself, are finding in A.A. the highway to freedom from narcotics. Why not give us a "hophead's corner" in The Grapevine? After all, we do... Doc" N. August 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: . . .to puff and flatter alcoholics by saying that they laugh 'at ghoulish memories over which weaker souls would cringe' is to do them a disservice. . . . We are not stronger souls than others; we aren't grubs who have blossomed... Violet S. et al. August 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: Your thought for service men is excellent. Alcoholics are put to their greatest test while under stress. The emotions take over, and we are in great danger. The strain in the Army is terrific. Voices shouting orders, the hurry up and... John D. August 1944
Mail Call for All A.A.s in the Armed Forces In answer to our D-day letter, that old raconteur, Warrant Officer Norman M., shot one back at us from the South Pacific in near record time. His letter, dated June 15, enclosed as an exchange copy for The Grapevine an amusing Picture Supplement to... Y.G. August 1944
Mail Call for All A. A.s in the Armed Forces On the eve of D-day, another good A.A. member, an Army officer in a responsible post, writing from England, gives his method of working out the problem of lack of A.A. contacts: "We are pretty tense wondering if and when the big show is going to... August 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: Would appreciate it very much if Mount Vernon mailed us one of their Sponsor Cards (See Metropolitan Circuit, August issue). I think it is an excellent "safety first" for most of the new members coming into the group. George B. September 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: The article about closed meetings in last month's issue kind of put me on the spot. . .it so happens that I'm the A.A. who brashly suggested that it wouldn't be a bad idea for an additional closed meeting to be held here in Manhattan... Realist September 1944