From the June 2019 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Happy birthday Grapevine
When I got sober in 1992, I was a traveling salesman. I sold equipment to chemical plants and refineries in southeast Texas.

I told my sponsor that it would be difficult for me to make meetings due to my travel schedule. He said: 1) contact the local intergroup for meetings as soon as I arrive; and 2) get a Grapevine subscription. I followed through on both suggestions, and when I couldn’t make a meeting at all, I had my meeting in print! Grapevine really saved my bacon, especially during my first year. 

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