From the May 2017 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Another 80 great years

 The letter “80 Great Years” (May, 2016) by Alan S. caught my eye for two reasons. First, he said that we don’t have many members who were born before the beginning of AA, so I’m introducing myself to Alan as one.

I’ve always joked that somehow Bill and Dr. Bob must have had an eye on me when they had their first meeting in Akron and I was 9 months old. They said, “There’s trouble; we better get this together for her.” I...