From the June 2014 magazine.

Magic Carpet Ride

Being the area Grapevine chair took him places he never dreamed of

For years, I was a recreational reader of Grapevine. That is, when my copy arrived in the mail, it usually found its way to my nightstand or bathroom. When the mood struck me, I would thumb through the magazine, mostly interested in the “Dear Grapevine” letters section, the jokes and perhaps the stories I could use to help the men I sponsored. I rarely read every story in a monthly issue. Periodically I gathered up back issues and contributed them to a speaker meeting so they could be passed on.

My perspective on Grapevine began to change the year I married another member of our...

-- James H.

Corpus Christi, Texas