Keeping the Meeting Alive – Grapevine Article July 1991 by Kathryn K

At a recent meeting of our home group on the First Tradition, it was suggested that one of the ways we could actively promote the principle of unity was to draft a letter sharing our recent experiences with readers of the Grapevine. About three years ago, two people sat down in a church at aContinue reading “Keeping the Meeting Alive – Grapevine Article July 1991 by Kathryn K”

The Back-Slider – Big Book Story from 1st Edition by Walter B

When I was graduated from high-school the World War was on in full blast. I was too young for the army but old enough to man a machine for the production of the means of wholesale destruction. I became a machine-hand at high wages. Machinery appealed to me anyway, because I had always wanted toContinue reading “The Back-Slider – Big Book Story from 1st Edition by Walter B”

Loss Is Gain – AA’s Humble Beginnings – Big Book pages 153 – 155

In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life (12&12 step 7 page 75) Years ago , in 1935 , one of our number made a journey to a certain western city . From a business standpoint , his trip came off badly . Had he been successful in hisContinue reading “Loss Is Gain – AA’s Humble Beginnings – Big Book pages 153 – 155”

AA 12 Principles

Here are one version of the principles that underlie each of AA steps. This is not definitive but one presentation that is generally accepted about what principles may be useful in the practice of these in “all of our affairs”. Step 1. Honesty Step 2. Hope Step 3. Faith Step 4. Courage Step 5. IntegrityContinue reading “AA 12 Principles”

Big Book Story – 2nd Edition ‘He Thought He Could Drink Like a Gentleman’

I WAS BORN in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889, the last child of a family of eight children. My parents were hard working people. My father was a railroad man and a Civil War veteran. I can remember that in my childhood, he was ill at ease with the children because he attempted to assert anContinue reading “Big Book Story – 2nd Edition ‘He Thought He Could Drink Like a Gentleman’”

Don’t Take Our Word For It – Grapevine Article By January 1969 by S.B.S.

An early Chicago member wrote the sequel to her story “The Keys to the Kingdom.” – From the January 1969 Grapevine The first ten years of AA in the Chicago area (1939 through 1949) were years filled with much activity. During the first four or five years, the activity was at times even feverish. OurContinue reading “Don’t Take Our Word For It – Grapevine Article By January 1969 by S.B.S.”

Daily Inventory Shows Up Assets – Grapevine Article October 1947 By LJR

If I kept a diary–and I do not–there might be an entry in it something like this: April 2, 1942: For the first time, I admit I am powerless over alcohol. I know now I can’t safely ever take another drink. I have decided to turn my will and my life over to God, withoutContinue reading “Daily Inventory Shows Up Assets – Grapevine Article October 1947 By LJR”

What A.A. Owes to Its Antecedents – A.A. Markings March/April 2004

Link To Article Each issue will focus on a theme. This first one covers some of the early recovery efforts that predate the birth of Alcoholics Anonymous. Understanding and appreciating the historic context in which our Fellowship came about makes us stronger. The unfolding themes might spark your own curiosity to further explore the rootsContinue reading “What A.A. Owes to Its Antecedents – A.A. Markings March/April 2004”