From the May 1946 magazine.

An Ex-secretary Pleads for Anonymity

(The following letter is printed in the hope that it will draw attention to the good reasons for anonymity in all public dealings, to avoid undue embarrassment to A.A.s and their families. A policy of no identification on addressed pieces of mail was adopted by the groups in May, 1945.--The Editors)

Six months ago I resigned as secretary of a midwest group to move to the West Coast. I had been successful up to that time in keeping both my problem of alcoholism and my two years' membership in A.A. from the knowledge of my husband's family and part of my own. They are people totally incapable of understanding the problem.

-- R.E.

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