Old-Timers Corner

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Life--it Happens (by Joe B.)
In February, I celebrated thirty years of sobriety, and in March, I turned sixty years old. Both celebrations would have been inconceivable for me on...
The Birth of Spiritual Confidence (by Dave C.)
I arrived at the doors of AA in 1983 with a problem; I just wasn't sure what the problem was. I thought I had a drinking problem. Then someone...
New Insight For An Old-timer (by Bill L.)
On October 4, 1956, just as first morning light came through the transom window of my bathroom, this alcoholic leaned over the sink after a bad night...
The Best Is Yet To Come (by Hal R.)
Before I came to AA, I tried for many years to control and enjoy my drinking. Then one night I hit my bottom. I passed out in a bar, woke up, and...
Good Shape For The Shape I'm In (by Wes K.)
My father was a methodist minister. I went to college to study for the ministry, and I shared a dormitory room with an avowed atheist. We argued loud...
It Works For Me (by Paul M.)
My sobriety date is August 15, 1947.
Last Resort (by Brad C.)
My marriage was taking on water and sinking fast--but I was having too much fun to realize it. Arguments between my wife and me were becoming more...
Three Men AND a Wet Drunk (by A.G.)
I entered the doors of AA on February 10, 1968. I was twenty-five years old, married, with a twenty-two-month-old daughter, and pregnant with my...
Reflections (by Butch P.)
At the age of thirty, I found myself homeless and living in a shack. I was thrown out of the house by my father and was disowned by my family. He...
Half-Measured (by Anonymous)
November 1974: I was sitting in the home of old-timer Bob S., and I was frightened. After eleven-and-a-half years in AA without drinking, I had...