From the October 1948 magazine.

A "Loner" at Sea

His letters tell his A.A. Story

AT SEA, September 15, 1946--"Well, I made it and it wasn't so bad after all. During the four weeks ashore I put A.A. and sobriety ahead of everything else. I went to meetings somewhere every night with the exception of week ends at home. My wife is very interested in the Program too. Before I left, I began helping others. It may be my imagination but since I have been sober there has been very little drinking on the ship, which helps too.

At Sea, October 13, 1946--"The company now knows that I belong to A.A. and I am glad. I can plainly see that the deeper one gets into A.A. the more responsibility is placed in one's lap to stay sober. Right now I would feel ashamed to have the company know that I had slipped.

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