From the June 2014 magazine.

Rap My Knuckles, Tickle My Funny Bone

What one member has learned from 40 years of reading Grapevine

I was 21 months old when Grapevine was first published. Twenty-eight years later I attended my first AA meeting on board an aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam.

I was introduced to Grapevine around eight months sober and encouraged by my sponsor to develop the habit of reading “Our meeting in print” regularly. He said that when looking for answers, Grapevine was the place to go. However, being early in sobriety, I read two or three of the articles and while I found them interesting, I put Grapevine on the shelf for later use.

-- G.B.

Lafayette, Indiana

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