November 2012: I Love New York
Reprint from Grapevine, December, 1985
Thanksgiving is a treacherous time for many of us alcoholics. It begins the holiday season and, particularly for the newcomer, resurrects memories of embarrassing behavior. But as sobriety progresses, we set aside a store of happier memories—good fun and fellowship with AA friends.
My favorite Thanksgiving recollection now is of my fifth sober one. I had finally worked at one place long enough to earn a paid vacation, and I decided on a trip to New York. I had traveled to see my family, gone to AA assemblies and conventions, moved a couple of times, but this was my first sober...
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