From the March 1997 magazine.

A Big Book Birthday

I'm an outside sponsor of a group that meets in a prison here in Tennessee. This came about, like a lot of opportunities for service in AA, in a sudden and unexpected way.

Several years ago, a fellow member of my home group asked me to visit the prison with him. Charlie had been carrying the message to the fellows on the inside for about a year and said it was a good idea to have someone else come along for a change of pace. And perhaps, if I learned the procedure, I could go in his place if for some reason he was unable to attend.

-- Milton C.

Ripley, Tennessee

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