Old-Timers Corner

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Some Longtime Views (by P. O.)
MAY A SPECIAL shaft of serenity shine upon some alcoholic who thought up and shared that pleasant word "long-timer" instead of "old-timer." I must...
Powerful Simplicity (by Anonymous)
AN OLD-TIMER challenged me once: "Can you tell me what love is, in one word?" I thought and thought, and finally gave up. "Energy," he said.
God Didn't Follow Orders (by V. P.)
TWO YEARS ago, all hell seemed to break loose in my personal life. At that time, I was approaching my nineteenth year of sobriety, and my life was...
Shadows in the Corner (by Jack D.)
It is nearly twenty years since I attended my first AA meeting. I am a member of different groups now, but occasionally I find myself returning to...
To the Old-timers of Tomorrow (by Pat C.)
I joined AA in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1944 at the strong suggestion of a judge. There were four other members in the group and I was the only...
Keeping AA First (by D. T.)
After forty-two years of sobriety in AA the infirmities and restrictions of age have settled in. Seeking and maintaining sobriety has been my life...
Old Timers Group (by Dorothy D.)
A few months ago, after a meeting, my friend John and I were talking about older members such as ourselves, and about how seldom we see any of them...
Rekindling the Fire (by Anonymous)
During a recent home group inventory, someone asked. "Where have all the old-timers gone?" After several possibilities were discussed, someone...
Old-timers in the Making (by Bob C.)
While at a meeting the other day, I realized that of those present I had the longest period of continuous sobriety. However, that recognition of...
An Unscientific Study (by Ernie K.)
Where have all the old-timers gone? That's an ever more frequently asked question around Alcoholics Anonymous these days. Like many others, I have...