July 2011: A Matter of Time
From the July 2011 Grapevine Magazine
An old-timer contemplates the significance of putting together “a few 24s”
"The good news is that anyone can become an old-timer if they’re willing to be willing to change and follow some direction."
For those of you who don’t know what constitutes an old-timer, theoretically it’s someone with over 30 years of sobriety. Of course, my last sponsor and I used to argue regularly about that. I’ve heard some people say old-timer age is 20, others say 25. The newcomer thinks anyone with more than a year is an old-timer. I know I used to.
But it really isn’t important ... or is it? Those of us in the old-timer category probably spend too much time trying to sound spiritual, acting like we know what we’re talking about. We really don’t know any more than most people, we’ve... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.
New to AA? Find sober support
February 2014: Turning Tumblers into Wind Chimes
Giving it away to keep it
February 2014: 24-Hour Delivery
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
February 2014: My Own Private Hell
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
February 2014: One Hot Texas Summer
- Emotional Sobriety
Dry drunk no more
February 2014: Paradise Found
Stories from those who've been there
January 2014: In His Back Pocket