From the May 1956 magazine.

The Oldtimer in the Back Row Speaks Up

THIS article is an attempt to practice the Tenth Step. I was an "average" kind of a drunk and I am an average AA member. A short time after I came into AA, I helped make the coffee for my group and got a real kick out of doing it. The next year I served a three-month term as group secretary and learned how important "Easy Does It" and "First Things First" can be. It's been some time now since I've held a job in my group, but I'm pretty active in Twelfth Step work and attend my meetings regularly.

Perhaps you're wondering what all this has to do with the Tenth Step. Just thought it best to give you my background before discussing the main point, which is about worldwide AA services and the General Service Conference. Until recently, they didn't mean much to me.

-- M.E.S.

New York, New York

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