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A Different Ending (by M.E.B.)
BOB OF Troy's article, "AA at Work--or at Leisure?" in the July issue of The Grapevine struck a responsive chord in me because I too have had a...
How It All Began (by A. T.)
With this issue "The Grapevine" is ten years old, going on eleven. To celebrate the occasion we asked the original "six ink-stained wretches" who put...
Editorial: The Shape of Things to Come (by Bill W.)
In the book Alcoholics Anonymous there is a chapter called "A Vision for You". Wandering through it recently. my eye was caught by this startling...
A Dreamy Idea. . . (by L. K.)
ALTHOUGH I've been asked to write a sort of history of progress to date, I find myself wallowing in nostalgic memories. I remember clearly the night...
Far From the Customary Skies (by R. H.)
I RECEIVED my first issue of The Grapevine (Vol. I, No. 1) in June of 1944. At that time I was in the army, stationed overseas. So far as I knew then...
The Lighted Lamp (by P. P. and C. H.)
WITH Volume II, Number 1 of The Grapevine, the "lighted lamp" which Bill had referred to in our first editorial was taken over by a new and willing...
Courage to Change the Things We Can 1944-1954 (by M. M.)
IT'S hard to realize today that when the year 1944 began the word alcoholism was still a hush-hush word, not to be uttered above a whisper, taboo to...
What It's Like After Ten Years (by F. G.)
IN one word, good. To AA I owe everything I have. My life, my sanity, my freedom, my usefulness (such as it is), my happiness, my love for others and...
How Much AA Is Enough? (by J.F.H.)
THIS discussion about "Old Timers" is both amusing and pathetic. According to the basic philosophy of AA there are never, nor can there be, any "Old...
Let Quantity Help Quality (by Anon.)
Dear John, In your last letter you said you had faith that patience can help to dispel the tensions you find building up at times. And I'm so glad to...