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The Pleasures of Reading
One of the minor characters in The Razor's Edge, W. Somerset Maugham's new book (Doubleday Doran, 2.75), will seem real to A.A.s. The shy, poetically...
Central Office Notes (by E.G.)
P.O. Box 459, Honolulu Feb. 24, 1944 Dear Central Office: Thought it about time to send in another communication from the Pacific area. . . . We have...
Points of View (by Mother of "J.)
Dear Grapevine: You have asked me to write a little piece on How it Feels to be the Mother of an Alcoholic. I have been one for so many years that it...
Points of View (by Bill W.)
Dear Mother of "J.": I cannot tell how poignantly I am stirred by the letter you wrote The Grapevine about your alcoholic son. Just ten years ago my...
A Father Looks Through His Son's Eyes (by Bill S.'s father, Wally)
If we non-alcoholics, who have seen this alcoholic disease take possession of one who is dear to us, could change places with the alcoholic and...
The Children Say What A.A. Means to Them (by Felicia G.'s 17-year-old daughter,)
The first time I encountered Mother under the influence of liquor (and I do mean influence), I was rather taken aback by the surprised shock I...
The Children Say What A.A. Means to Them (by Ed F.'s 18-year-old daughter, Joan)
I am an alcoholic's daughter. I think what I missed most in my childhood was a feeling of security. A child needs to feel that home is always the...
The Children Say What A.A. Means to Them (by Marian M.'s 16-year-old son, Peter)
Two years ago, Alcoholics Anonymous didn't mean a thing to me. Now, A.A. means the fulfillment of countless prayers, the assurance of family life,...
The Children Say What A.A. Means to Them (by Lois B.'s 22-year-old daughter, Del)
Ever since I can remember there has been a lot of drinking around me. Looking back on it, I can see that most of the people who did that drinking...