From the December 1948 magazine.

Twelfth Step Kid

WITH Charley, it was love at first sight! He became the group's "12th Step Kid"--hospitalizing 'em, riding herd on 'em afterward--Charley loved it. And, around the group, Charley was considered a darn good A.A.

I guess the rest of us are more guilty than Charley for what developed. Most of us are busy and Charley seemed not only to have the inclination, but the time also. So we were glad to let him go to it. Then gradually it came out that things weren't so hot in Charley's home.

-- A.S.

Little Neck, Long Island, New York

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