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October 1956

The Worst Disappointment

IN ATTENDING MANY MEETINGS I've often heard members speak, sometime longingly, of the "good times" they had in their drinking careers. Let me register a minority opinion on this point. I tried hard to have them, but never made it. For me any good times were wishful thinking, and not in fact. I know now what real good times are--those I have with my sober AA friends. And I've come to know the deeper satisfaction of trying to live a worthwhile life.

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