confuse it with immigration.)
The first page has AA on the top, and under that
it says "But for the Grace of God. Miracles Do
Happen" then it has "A guide to Living" which
consists of four short sentences.
and telephone number.
and the back page is "Yesterday- Today-Tomorrow."
it came from Cleveland. I remember our office
manager contacting Cleveland Intergroup and
asking if we "borrowed " it from them. They said
they thought they "borrowed "it from us.
Since it is published by an Intergroup no
permission is needed from General Service to
make it available. Many members carry it in
their wallets and when I first came around
I was told to read a paragraph a day from
this lifesaving can-opener.
From: Chris Budnick . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/19/2006 12:12:00 AM
in the house next to Dr. Bob's on 855 Ardmore.
That house was purchased and turned into archives.
I have some pictures of the pictures if anyone
(cbudnick at nc.rr.com)
WE DON'T HAVE A "FORWARD" BUTTON
ON THE YAHOO GROUP SYSTEM
From: Mitchell K. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/18/2006 11:36:00 PM
printed by Cleveland AA Central Committee in the early
days. I do believe these were green in color.
It is quite often difficult to ascertain where much of
this early literature originated unless there was
local documentation announcing it. AA groups around
the country obtained pamphlets etc. from other groups
or traveling members and in turn, published them as
their own. I had several pamphlets, all the same but
often with different titles and all published by
different AA entities.
contained a portion of a speech given by Judge John M.
T. in Chicago in the early 1940's. This pamphlet/card
showed up all across the US often with "author
unknown" or anonymous or the name of a well known
local AA member as the person this was taken from. It
all was pretty much the same portion of that early
From: "John Wikelius"
(nov85_gr at graceba.net)
2006. Encompasses why the newcomer is so
important to AA.
> about the "Who Me" brochure since I believe it
> was developed and printed in Birmingham, Alabama,
> by Street Printing Company. Our own local archive
> does not have an original copy but we are
> seeking some locally.
> Tim B
Jerome Ellison in my earlier post. Mel: thanks
for catching that so gently.
Second, as I remember it, I saw the "attack"
piece (also by Ellison rather than Leach) in
manuscript form -- I cannot now recall where it
was published, though I believe it was submitted
to the Saturday Evening Post. Mel, perhaps you
can again be of help here? Your memory is truly
amazing -- far better than my notes or archives.
Thanks again, to all who contribute to our wider
and deeper appreciation of AA's full story.
> (kurtzern at umich.edu)
> -- not to mention a scathing
> Board of Trustees.
> Is this article available online?
> Yours in Sobriety,
> Peter G.
From: feelgoodcp . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/24/2006 8:20:00 AM
heard on Tape of Burnie Smith. I wanted to ask
if anyone knows were I could aquire his talks
on disk (CD). I asked GSO and their reply was
that they have them but are not sure who owned
the copyright and are working on that.
and all of his talks please drop me a line or
posting. I have some in text but the delivery
means so much.
(feelgoodcp at yahoo.com)
From: Tom Hickcox . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/26/2006 8:22:00 PM
list a printing number.
"First Printing, April 1953" right under the
The footnote on p. 18 says "In 1990, A.A. is
established in 134 countries."
the publisher forgot to note it?
From: a49585 . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/24/2006 12:56:00 PM
I heard a tape of Bill Wilson talking about the
12 Traditions, dated 1969.
his talk was being filmed. He also stated that
the film was only for AA use.
Does anyone know of such a film, and if so, how
to obtain a copy?
From: James R . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/30/2006 12:58:00 AM
of Sister Ignatia for Christmas.
Ignatia's death there was some thought that
she might be canonized. Does anyone know if
any progress was made in that direction?
the subject of starting the canonization
process for Sister Ignatia is brought up in
Catholic Church circles, the immediate
response is apt to be that Mary Darrah ought
to initiate and oversee the process, as the
one most qualified to do it.
Mary tells me that it takes a whole lot of
money to do all of the extensive research
necessary to carry out that process, and
that she does not have the funds (and I
would suspect probably doesn't have the
time either) to initiate and supervise such
an extremely involved process.
It involves truly massive research into
the candidate's whole background in enormous
detail, and is apt to require a widespread
campaign involving hundreds (if not thousands)
of supporters to get someone canonized as a
But if there is some group already working
seriously on campaigning for Sister Ignatia's
canonization, a group that I don't know
about, please send us a message.
South Bend, Indiana
extraordinary labors and spiritual power,
we already have an alcoholic saint.
St. Monica (the mother of the great African
church father, St. Augustine) was a childhood
alcoholic, but was able to stop drinking by
turning to the spiritual life. Augustine
tells her story in his "Confessions."
That's St. Monica, as in Santa Monica,
today a sexual addict, who could not stop
his compulsive womanizing until he finally
realized that he had to do the same thing
that his mother had done to deal with her
alcoholism. It worked for his problem too,
which is one of the major themes in his
From: Rob White . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/24/2006 12:15:00 PM
want to visit Akron in Feb or March 2007.
to see , where to stay, etc...?
before we leave. Dr. Bob's House, Seiberling
Estate, Mayflower Hotel, Dr Bob's Hospital,
Robert White, University of Maryland,
Baltimore, Department of Psychiatry
From: ollie_olorenshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/24/2006 6:18:00 AM
AA in Australia.
> we use in the UK originate from. Also are they used
> in the rest of the world, USA, etc.?"