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September 1944

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Dear Grapevine: Today I received my first copy of Grapevine, and have just enjoyed reading it through. I am a member of Alcoholics Anonymous--Quincy group. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. On August 10th I had been a member of this group just one year, for which I am more than thankful to the two men who introduced me to A.A. in Boston. I have served as chairman of our group and recently was elected treasurer for three months. I mention all this because before entering A.A. I was almost a hopeless alcoholic, having spent time in hospitals and being sentenced to the house of correction, all through alcohol. But today I'm back. . .serving as foreman in the shipyard where I'm employed, and really living again. Our home is one of happiness; both my wife and myself attend the meetings regularly at Quincy and Boston where we find so many fine friends. In our Quincy group we have from 20 to 40 at our meetings each Friday. We have done considerable work amongst alcoholics in our community and find that the name of A.A. is spreading fast. There is so much to be had in A.A. for so little. . . . I hope those who need A.A. will be fortunate enough to find it before they sink too far. Thanks to that Power greater than myself, and A.A., I remain,


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