Old-Timers Corner

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The Life I've Been Given (by L.S.)
My husband of thirty-six years died last month. I'm eighty-three years old, and this is the second time I've been widowed. It's been a difficult time...
Slow Boat to Serenity (by Jim F.)
If I were pinned down to put in one word what I hoped to find in recovery, I suppose it would be "contentment." "Serenity" sounds a bit boring. I...
One of the Birds (by Suzy P.)
Interviewed by Suzy P., from Upland, California, Dick C. shares his experience, strength and hope, nearly sixty years after his last drink. "SUZY P...
One Last Meeting (by Keith T.)
This is a letter I mailed to the DeKalb, Illinois, Alano Club on behalf of an AA member, sober for twenty-eight years. Dear DeKalb Alano Club:...
Here, with open arms (by DUSTY V.)
I was not very serious about this AA thing. I went to jail meetings for about a third of my young life--to drink the coffee or to visit with people....
Six-Pack Lucky (by LUCKY R.)
Six Pack Lucky; that's what the members in my district call me. Not because I drank beers by the half-dozen, but because I've celebrated six six-year...
Being myself (by RANDY H.)
I WAS resentful most of my life, blaming others for my circumstances and not realizing I had created the drama and the chaos. About the time I was to...
What I've learned (by GARY C.)
My sobriety date is August 20, 1974, which gives me a little insight on what's been happening in the last 34 years in this program. Some things are...
Not so old
LAST year I celebrated my 30th AA birthday. I started drinking heavily in my mid-teens, started trying to get sober in my early twenties, and I took...
I learned early (by BILL K.)
Next year I will have the distinct pleasure of being 80 years of age and celebrating one half of my life as a continuous member of Alcoholics...