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Credo for an A.A. Wife (by A Grateful A.A. Wife)
I believe that my husband has been a sick man and that he is apt to have a relapse at any time unless his "allergy" is kept in check. I believe that...
Letters to the Grapevine . . . (by Paul K.)
Letters to the Grapevine: Dear Grapevine: One of our most important phases in A.A. centers around the slogan "First things first." The other day I...
Vacation Time's Here! All A.A.s Will Beware!
The mailman today gave forth with a couple of those "Having wonderful time, wish you were here" postcards, a reminder that we're right in the midst...
Sick Bed a Test of Friendships (by C. E. F.)
Occasionally an A.A. gets sick --legitimately --even as the average run of people. When you're laid up for weeks, there isn't much chance of a slip,...
Birthday Greetings (by J.J.C.)
Today I am one year old. Twelve months ago I was introduced to 12 Steps. Many things have happened in this brief period of time. World War II has...
Mail Call for All A.A.s at Home Or Abroad (by J.F.H.)
Time stands still. The other night at a presentation of two two-year birthday cakes, I made the remark that it didn't seem like two years, and that...
Programs Offered Widely (by Lois K.)
Those of you who were early subscribers to The A.A. Grapevine perhaps remember a column called "Time on Your Hands," which ran in the first six or...
Mail Call for All A.A.s at Home Or Abroad (by M.T.W.)
My experience has taught me that, above all others, the 1st Step is of the utmost importance. And because of the stubbornness which seems to be a...
Short Takes
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Hands Off Policy (by L.T.)
"If there's anything worse than a drunk, it's a woman drunk!" That was a bartender talking, several years ago. He meant me, and thousands of my...