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December 1957

AA Around the World

INTERNATIONALIST NEWS <lbNews, comments and letters from and about AA's worldwide outposts and centers--gleaned from letters to the Grapevine and General Service Headquarters, and from the "AA Exchange Bulletin," published monthly by GSH

I AM CERTAINLY HAVING VARIETY this season--so far I have had three German ships, three Norwegian, one Swedish and now an Italian. Incidentally, at the table at meal times on this one there is a wine decanter. Sits in front of me at each meal and they just can't understand why I don't drink wine with my meals. The food is very good but a bit different and I enjoy it very much but they keep saying if I took a little wine I would enjoy it more and after all it would do no harm taken with food. Little do they know that if I took the wine I'd forget all about the food. Their English is not good enough for me to explain so I just let it ride. But I'm sure of one thing. I'll sample all their food but will definitely pass up the wine.

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