From the April 1952 magazine.


We were about to enter the church hall where our local group holds its meetings one night not long ago. Ahead of us on the walk that runs back to the door were casual groups of our fellow AAs, our comrades. Watching the little procession were two local citizens, and we heard one of them say: "Who, them? Why that's the town ex-drunks going to their town meeting!"

Now, come the 23rd of this April, 1952, there will be a somewhat similar scene as seventy-seven AA Delegates walk down a New York hotel corridor to attend the Second Annual General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous. "Who, them? Why that's U.S. and Canadian AAs going to an international town meeting."

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