From the August 1981 magazine.

Anonymity

Four personal experiences with Traditions Eleven and Twelve

A FEW WEEKS ago, an AA friend called me to ask if I had the phone number of Helen, a member in good standing and a regular at groups all three of us attended. He was anxious to contact her about speaking at a meeting he was leading.

I did not have her number. And no, I did not know her last name. My friend finally gave up and asked someone else.

-- W. F.

Centreville, Virginia

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