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AA Is a Craft (by K. W.)
HOW does AA work? It seems to me this can best be expressed by a parable. My grandfather had a lifelong hobby of cabinet making. About the only...
From the Grass Roots (by R. J. S.)
Mary, on her seventh birthday, received as a present from Aunt Susie, a pin-cushion. This was Mary's "thank you" note: "Dear Aunt Susie, "Thank you...
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...
From the Grass Roots (by J. L.)
TEN years ago, I made my first contact with AA. I've been dry for the last five. After three years of absence from meetings, I've just come back into...
Travelin' Man (by Harold H.)
I'M a traveling salesman and spend an average of three hundred nights each year away from home. My travels cover the northwest corner of the United...
From the Grass Roots (by H. R. Mc D.)
THIS isn't a personal story. It's a story about a member of our group: why he joined AA and why he stayed in it. Bud, still under 30, had been...
Doing the AA Side-step (by J. G.)
TOO many of us skip casually through the Twelve Steps, especially the Twelfth, which obligates us to carry the message to other alcoholics. But there...
Alcoholism Can Be a Blessing (by J. M.)
SOME people stand up and say they are glad they are alcoholics, others thoroughly disagree. There is room for both attitudes. We may conjecture how...
Once Upon Her Time (by A.L.)
SHE'S very short. . .it's such a short time ago. . .and just a short story very much like many older and longer ones, I guess. It's a sort of "nobody...
Letter From an Editor (by Sig H.)
THAT the Grapevine should take special means to mark its Tenth Anniversary is, it seems to me, very fitting and good. I believe in AA birthday...