From the November 2012 magazine.

November 2012: Letter from the Editor

Every November, we alcoholics love to stop and ponder our gratitude for AA. In a 1954 Grapevine, our co-founder, Bill W., put it this way: “We not only feel grateful, we say so with the joy of prisoners set free.” In this issue, we feature classic, historic articles on gratitude from our Story Archive on If you haven’t explored our terrific complete collection of thousands of AA stories dating back to 1944, please check it out.

In “The Day I Made 100 Pancakes,” a woman wanders into an AA meeting where she’s never been and surprisingly finds herself...