From the August 1951 magazine.

Old-timer? You Can't Miss!

OUR length of sobriety means only one thing. Insurance, through trying to the best of our ability to practice the twelve principles as suggested in the book Alcoholics Anonymous.

We can only stand by and live program as we understand it, and through the example of our day to day sobriety, perhaps inspire someone else to try our way of life. If there were no old-timers, where or to whom would the new member look or have as a proof that this Program works? There is no one in this world who would deny the recovered alcoholic one day of sober living. We have had to earn it and it is ours by right of the Power Greater than ourselves working in and through us.

-- Mae

Mesa, Arizona

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