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Grapevine : June 2011
On the Cover: AA On The Road “No grappa for you!” 12 At the border of Slovenia and Northern Italy, the universal language of sobriety is spoken (Laguna nigueL, CaLif.) Make the connection 16 Even halfway around the world in Australia, the program is there if you seek it (CLinton, Mass.) AA’S MEETING IN PRINTJUNE 2011 RAMBLING MAN A sober salesman gets with the program on trips ALSO: LIGHTS OUT; THIRSTY THURSDAY; DRINKINGIN PARKS WITHFRIENDS SPECIALISSUE: AA ON THEROAD June 2011 “We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” — Bill W., “Alcoholics Anonymous” On the cover: Members share how they stay sober and have a terrific time while on the road. The sober salesman 20 AA due diligence when traveling keeps him sane and successful (saint PauL, Minn.) Paradise lost 24 A meeting of one turns her vacation from disastrous to delightful (san franCisCo, CaLif.) Steps and Traditions It beats being a jerk 29 Reading the “Twelve and Twelve” helped this nonalcoholic trustee to finally embrace Step Six Tradition Six 31 The sixth of a new series of articles explaining the Twelve Traditions Our Personal Stories This wasted life 34 She needed to prove to herself that drinking would never work for her (MuLberry, fLa .) Home sweet sewer 37 Could his bottom have gotten any lower? (PaLM sPrings, CaLif.) submit an article:Editorial Dept , AA Grapevine, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115 or send e-mail to: gveditorial@aagrapevine org Grapevine Audio Edition: This complete issue is avail- able at www aagrapevine org Art: Back cover, Mily T 44 2 June 2011 GRAPE_2-3.indd 2 4/29/11 5:17 PM