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Aid of Greater Power (by R. S.)
First of all I want to congratulate you on The A.A. Grapevine. I suppose that as A.A. grows throughout the world more and better material is...
An Old-timer Says: (by Dick S.)
THE question of persons, who after two, three, even five or more years of continued sobriety in A.A., "having trouble," came up in a discussion...
Consider the Old Timers--
CONSIDER A.A. "old timers"--those fellows who've been continuously dry and happy for four, five, six or more years. Everybody takes them for granted...
Does the "Oldtimer" Have Problems (by R.F.S.)
DOES the "old timer," the individual who has been a member from upwards of three or four years have a problem? Is the problem really any different...
Apply the Principles to New Fields (by Bob D.)
EVEN a quick look at the world today reveals an endless variety of economic, political and cultural conditions that are crying for correction. In too...
Old-timer? You Can't Miss! (by Mae)
OUR length of sobriety means only one thing. Insurance, through trying to the best of our ability to practice the twelve principles as suggested in...
The Problems of a "Teen-aged" AA (by A. T.)
THE current conception of a "teenager" might well be that of an obnoxious adolescent, who is quite ruthless about knocking down older members of the...
Don't Shoot the Old-timer! (by Anonymous)
Ed. note: the following three pieces were picked (almost at random) from a steady stream of mail we get by, to, from, and about the old-timer--what...
What Do We Expect of Old-timers? (by Anonymous)
"ALL that he is or hopes to be, that man owes to AA, yet he hasn't even the gratitude to come to meetings any more." Thus, paraphrasing Lincoln, sat...
Gratitude From a Newcomer (by Anonymous)
I WONDER if we new members give much thought to what went on before AA found us.