From the April 1993 magazine.

Observations of an Old-timer

Because the AA program helped me find a Higher Power and a wise and loving sponsor, I've remained sober for over twenty years.

That qualifies me as an old-timer, I'm told, but certainly not as an expert. I think that those of us who have had the benefit of the program for so many years have an obligation to speak out from time to time--not as grouches, but as extremely grateful persons who love AA.

I am fortunate in being able to attend meetings throughout our city and in others as well. Occasionally while there I observe things which disturb me and would like to hear your views in upcoming issues of the Grapevine.

-- Paul C.

Prarie Village, Kansas

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