From the April 1964 magazine.

A Bird in the Hand

AFTER ten years of unbroken sobriety as an active member of AA I am still grasping my sobriety "one day at a time." I have learned that I am much happier when I am holding onto the hand of the member who is just a little older than I, and reaching with the other hand for the member who is just a little younger.

There have been times during the passing years when life has been difficult and dreary; the gloom has inked its blotch upon the brightest pages of my days, and I have grown sick to death of the darkness. I have learned that no matter how well I am inoculated with the AA...

-- C. C. E.

Pompano Beach, Florida