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Topic: Fun in Sobriety
After nine years. . .
I HAVE this experience to share with all, but it's directed mostly to those behind prison walls. They told me when I came into Alcoholics Anonymous that I would experience many new and beautiful...
MORE than 2,000 members of Alcoholics Anonymous and guests jampacked the main ballroom of the Hotel Commodore, New York City, recently to celebrate the organization's 14th anniversary. The event, an...
Vacation Exchange
After an enjoyable family vacation last summer in Tallahassee, Fla., K. McE. suggests an AA application for the plan he and his wife followed. This Webster Groves, Mo., couple "exchanged houses with...
Gratitude Dinners
In the manner of an old-fashioned church supper, with just a touch of a lodge picnic thrown in to keep things from being too pious, the AA groups in three South Florida counties have found a...
Around the Tables
AROUND THE TABLES, I laugh, I joke, and although I'm deadly serious about the maintenance of sobriety, I find life is full of merriment. At times, my laughter has caused raised eyebrows. Some say I...
So you just got sober and now you have to go to a wedding where everyone will be drinking a lot. You family doesn't think you're alcoholic and keeps trying to get you to have "just one." You want to...
Reprinted from Vol. IV, No.2, July 1947 Grapevine
To continue the celebration of our Tenth Anniversary we asked a former editor to write an article for us (see page 12), and we are here reprinting a favorite piece from the years of his editorship....
From the August 1962 Grapevine
When I was a boy, a summer vacation in the country always contained a good deal of fishing, not to mention hunting crawdads, shooting at crows with an air rifle, catching bullfrogs, collecting old...
On the Grapevine
FOR THE PAST two years, the Grapevine has held a Photo Contest to obtain photographs for the annual Wall Calendar. All the entries have been of such high quality that the editors have had some...
Dear Reader, The "joy of living." The August AA Grapevine offers some lively demonstrations of this gift of the program. For one writer, it starts with getting off The Love Boat and Fantasy Island by...

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