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October 1965

Hobby Becomes Career

A new sober-time hobby came in handy when this AA lost his job

ONE of my first problems after discovering AA and gaining a measure of sobriety was just how to fill in all those evenings formerly spent in bars and in the company of hard-drinking companions. In the very early stages, of course, plenty of meetings did a lot to take care of the many hours I now had available, but I wanted to find some hobby or vocation that would put these suddenly discovered new, golden hours to good use.


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