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Christmas. . .In the Place for Drunks (by Les D.)
ON Christmas morning the man woke up in the Place for Drunks and his wrists were tied down by the bed. His soul turned over with a retch and shrank...
Once Upon Her Time (by A.L.)
SHE'S very short. . .it's such a short time ago. . .and just a short story very much like many older and longer ones, I guess. It's a sort of "nobody...
We Are Not Alone (by E. N.)
A MAN went into a church one day, walked down the aisle, knelt at the altar, looked up at the Cross, immediately rose and left. He did this every day...
The Whisper of Humility (by Earle M.)
ONE PART OF OUR GREAT PROGRAM...The Twelve Traditions...HAS COME TO MEAN LIFE ITSELF TO ME THE TRADITIONS, as written by our co-founder Bill, define...
On Cultivating Tolerance (by Dr. Bob)
During nine years in AA I have observed that those who follow the AA program with the greatest earnestness and zeal not only maintain sobriety, but...
From the Vintage Years
The second installment of the new feature initiated last month--highlights and excerpts from the Grapevine issue of the same month in our first year...
Classic Reprints
THE OCTOBER 1944 GRAPEVINE was notable for two reasons: it announced the formation of the National Committee for Education on Alcoholism (now the...
Dangers in Linking AA to Other Projects (by Bill W.)
SOMEBODY ONCE SAID, "As much as you may grow, as many recoveries as there may be, I think the eventual by-products of AA will be greater than AA...
Mail Call for All AAs in the Armed Forces
From the November 1944 Grapevine we came upon a bit of nonsense by S. J. Perelman, one of the funniest of that assorted category of writers whose...
Traditions Month
When an alcoholic applies the Twelve Steps of our recovery program to his personal life, his disintegration stops and his unification begins. The...