From the March 1970 magazine.

Carrying the Message

Too young"?

Just a year before I came here, there was a friend of mine in our group, another young fellow like me, who killed himself accidentally while in a blackout. He got hold of some drain-cleaner, thinking it was a hangover remedy, and drank it. So there it is: He's dead, and I'm doing life for killing someone while in a blackout. So anyone who might think he is too young should "put the toys away," as they say. And look again. Two of us from the same group within one year!

-- R. H.

South Walpole, Massachusetts

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