From the December 2019 magazine.

A Bit of Cheer in a Tough Place

With tape, cardboard and delicious chocolate cookies, a member helps his cellmates share a little joy

“I guess I got a little thirsty myself.”

In March of 2018, Grapevine ran my article, titled “Doin’ Time with Aunt Suzy.” I wrote about the immense support I got from my aunt Suzy—who now has 27 years of AA experience and sobriety—while I was in prison. 

I’m still doing time in prison, but the growth I’ve experienced from working the Steps and practicing the Traditions continues to make positive changes in my life.

-- Ben L.

Cañon City , Colo.

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