Old-Timers Corner

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Observations of an Old-timer (by Paul C.)
That qualifies me as an old-timer, I'm told, but certainly not as an expert. I think that those of us who have had the benefit of the program for so...
Fifty Sober Years (by Richard S.)
I went to my first meeting on Sunday, January 24, 1943, a few weeks before my thirty-seventh birthday. I had been drinking more and more since high...
Who's the Boss? (by John R.)
My heart goes out to those long-term AAs who have let some of the newer people coming into the program, fresh from the drying-out-studios, become...
Fifty Years of Gratitude (by George S.)
I first learned about AA in Ohio in August 1938. I had several relapses until my first day of lasting sobriety--Armistice Day, November 11, 1944....
I Had to Stop Drinking or Die (by Joe D.)
Celebrating twenty wonderful years in AA prompts me to ponder the journey and to reflect on how far I have come. It occurs to me that this excursion...
Putting the Plug in the Jug (by Ed D.)
My wife and I put the plug in the jug on June 29, 1960 and neither of us has had a drink or a substitute since then. Our marriage, and my job, were...
One Foot in Front of the Other (by Kay P.)
In 1986, I looked into the expressionless eyes of a doctor and heard him tell me I had breast cancer and needed an operation immediately. Three weeks...
Is That You Again? (by Pat B.)
When I was a young soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, I had no problem with alcohol. But in the postwar years my drinking...
Searching for a Higher Power (by Jim W.)
The first time I heard about the Eleventh Step was also the first time I heard Eddy F. speak. He was sold on the Eleventh Step. He said it worked...
The Healing Grace of AA (by W. H.)
Every once in a while a newcomer will say to me, "It's such a long time since your last drink you must have forgotten what it was like. . ." Not so....