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From the Vintage Years
(Reprinted from the August 1945 Grapevine) THE MAILMAN today gave forth with a couple of those "Having wonderful time, wish you were here" postcards...
The Simple Answer (by Anon.)
LET'S FACE IT. Let's lay all fifty-two cards on the table face up. Something wrong? Oh yea, there's always something wrong with the guy whose...
The Turn in the Road (by Olive B.)
YEARS ago when AA and the people in it were beginning to help me I found myself praying for something extra--some interest to sustain me through what...
Pro and Con (by T. C. W.)
Brief comments and excerpts from letters containing opinions pro and / or con specific items (including the Grapevine itself) will appear in this...
From the Grass Roots (by N. F.)
THERE is always a right and a wrong way of solving a situation. Often in the past I made hasty decisions which I regretted later. The AA slogan, Easy...
While I Am Very Young (by J.S.H.)
FOUR weeks ago tonight I came to my first AA meeting.
AA at an Indian Reservation (by B. I.)
IT was a good day for driving but on this particular day, as I put the miles behind me, I was taken with a feeling of aloneness. I had been sent by...
AA Report From England and Wales (by R. B.)
"FIRST Things First," so we thank you from our hearts for the freely offered and graciously given help these fourteen years. It was in 1947 that six...
Heard at Open Meetings (by W. L. G.)
WHEN you stop drinking you have to substitute something for alcohol. Helping others is the best substitute. If you don't seem to get an answer to...
Po Box 1980 (by L. W.)
Thank you so much for your welcome subscription reminder. I don't ever want AA communications with me to be broken again. In 1946 I first was...