From the June 1970 magazine.

. . . Never Exclusive

It takes all kinds--and we have to love them all

AFTER reading the article by D. C., Fitchburg, Mass., in the January Grapevine, I felt that I had better make a comment. I have been in AA for a little over twelve years and am sold on the idea that AA should be always "inclusive. . .never exclusive." The article "We Are Going to Do Something About Profanity" seems to me to be rather exclusive. I came to AA from a nut ward on an Air Force base and not only did not think about what I was saying, but had little control over what came out when I attempted to speak. I was very limited in the way I could express myself, and I feel sure that my...

-- L. R.

Scott Air Force Base, Illinois