From the January 1953 magazine.


A Grapevine Milestone Report

AT the stroke of midnight, December 31st, 1952, more than 120,000 members of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous exchanged nonalcoholic toasts in forty-two countries that circle the planet Earth.

In states and provinces and far-flung islands of the sea, AAs ended a year that was important to each individual member for his or her own sobriety and progress toward maturity. Collectively AAs could know that 1952 had brought their society growth in numbers, maturity and unity.

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