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The Challenge of Normalcy (by Sgt. Bill)
THE new member of Alcoholics Anonymous who has attended only a few meetings is full of hope and faith. He is sure that this new way of life is the...
But. . . Are We Ever "Normal"? (by O. L. C.)
LAST night at the regular meeting our group held a discussion period. One of the topics talked about was whether a member who has achieved a long...
Counting AA Noses (by J.E.B.)
PERSONALLY, I have been in AA since May 1953 with the exception of one weekend in August 1954 when I consumed less than ten dollars of the stuff,...
One-man Statistician Reports (by A.K.)
I HAVE JUST FINISHED THE MAY issue of the Grapevine. As usual, I end up inspired, as I have been since the very first issue. Anything verbal or...
Membership Figures Attract Members (by J.I.)
IN REGARD your comments on total membership, May issue. "Every nose accounted for" is something I cannot accept. Sure we can stay sober without...
Lost and Found! (by H.L.V.V.)
MAYBE I AM ONE of the "eight hundred souls" dropped from the American membership that you editorially commented on in the May, 1956 issue of The AA...
Watchwords for Sobriety [serenity, Too] (by J. F.)
AND IT'S MY OWN HUMBLE EXPERIENCE that sound, substantial and measurable growth in sobriety can also have its roots in "little" things--specifically...
. . .BE Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only, Deceiving Your Own Selves (by J. F.)
IT WAS THE LEGENDARY FINAL STRAW (added weight) that broke the camel's back. The same thing can happen to us, alcoholically, if we allow ourselves to...
. . .HOW Unsearchable Are His Judgments, and His Ways Past Finding Out! (by J.F.)
I sincerely meant that resolution each time, but for my loved ones it was the same old drunken story. And the same thing happened during many other...
Live and Let. . . (by J. F.)
Part of it is gentle mockery; the rest an acknowledgment by them of what LIVE AND LET LIVE has changed in me--at least to a degree. It wasn't always...