Old-Timers Corner

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When I First Joined AA There Were Two or Three Members in Our Group Who Were Dry Three or Four years. . . (by Anonymous)
HOW DOES IT FEEL? Was it easy? Do I have any problems? Did I make a million dollars? Do I agree with everything in AA? What can the two, five, and...
Who Are the Old Timers? (by E.M.S.)
WHO ARE THESE "OLD TIMERS?" Guys and gals with five years--ten--fifteen--or more? When does one cease being a "newcomer" and become an "in between"...
Some Reminders for Old Timers (by Anon)
REMEMBER HOW IN OUR EARLY DAYS it was drummed into our heads that the first drink is the one which makes us drunk? . . .if we are truly alcoholic,...
The Old-timer Steps Out (by Dick K.)
IT HAS BEEN MY BELIEF that We should "talk AA" every day. We can thus help to educate the non-alcoholic public and--more important--we never know...
On Relief Pitching (by An AA "Fan)
THERE MAY APPEAR at first glance-very little connection between the American national game of baseball and Alcoholics Anonymous but for me the two...
Why Worry About the Old Timer? (by O. K. P.)
ALTHOUGH THIS type of article calls for some over-use of the perpendicular pronoun, it does not follow that I consider myself the great oracle--I'm...
Average Old Timer (by Paul L. B.)
A FEW DAYS AGO one of my AA brothers, who knows me better than most, told my wife that I was the perfect example of the guy who practices "Easy does...
Bleating Deacon's Corner (by S. W.)
AA Club members too wrapped up in their gin rummy game to get off their fanny to greet a traveling salesman member looking for companionship and...
Bleating Deacon's Corner (by G. S.)
It makes me "bleed" when members beat a path back and forth to the coffee urn during a meeting, especially when some shaky neophite is giving his...
Bleating Deacon's Corner (by Anon.)
The "Mr. AA" who lords over his little group with an iron hand. He chooses the speakers, chairman and secretary and makes all the decisions on group...