Old-Timers Corner

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Lesson From a Grouchy Old-timer (by P. M. E.)
I SIT next to an old-timer and he is the most miserable person I have met in Alcoholics Anonymous but I just love him because he makes me feel so...
Do I Have Problems? (by C. J. R.)
IN NOVEMBER of this year, God willing the cork stays in, I'll celebrate my twenty-second anniversary in AA.
The Bleeding Deacon (by The Roundabout)
ONE OF the most remarkable creatures to be noticed by the casual observer at an AA group is the member who has qualified as a bleeding deacon. This...
Where Are the Old-timers? (by P. M.)
FRANK LIVES in a suburb of Chicago. He took his last drink in September 1955. "I came around AA in 1952," he said, "but it took me three years to...
An Old-timer Opens up (by B. M.)
I'VE CONSIDERED myself an active AA member and worker for the past ten years of continuous sobriety (not counting the eight years before, with one...
Hanging in There Together (by L. P.)
WHEN I CAME on the program, in October 1956, it was in a foreign country, where there were no groups, no meeting place, no anything much. A lady...
Bleeding Deacon or Elder Statesman? (by B. L.)
AT JUST WHAT point does a person become an old-timer, anyhow? What special status goes with the title? Is there really any need for the old-timer?...
A Look over My Shoulder (by F. M.)
OH, MY DEAR Higher Power, here I am, seventy-seven years old, having spent thirty-nine of them sober in AA; and here I am, still loaded down with...
After Thirty-three Years (by G. A.)
I WENT INTO AA after twenty years of drinking. The Fellowship came to me through my doctor. In 1949, I had three slips. One was at the Preakness at...
The Jefferson Street Gang (by L. F.)
THIS IS the story of a meeting that I had the good fortune to be part of, and I write about it as I saw it, from an observer's point of view. After...