Old-Timers Corner

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South of the border (by ANDERS P.)
Anders: How did you come into AA?
The Perfect weekend (by MEL B.)
At age 24, I was one month out of a Nebraska state hospital and three months sober when the first international AA convention was held, in Cleveland...
The only one he's got (by RICH B.)
I WAS told I had to tell my story at an open speaker meeting many 24 hours ago when I was new in AA. An old-timer said, "Only you can tell it." I...
Soldier of misfortune (by JOHN S.)
I GREW up in a small country town in upstate Pennsylvania. When I was young there was not much to do but watch the grass grow and play. I'm from...
The Long Journey Home (by Anonymous)
My story begins on a very cold and snowy day on a farm in Idaho about 1932. I must have been 7 or 8 years old when my dad gave me a “hot toddy”—made...