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Re: First readings of the 12 Steps at AA meetings Greetings History Lovers, The question is First Recored Instances of the Steps AND Traditions being read at the start of the meeting. I do not see a valid
Stephen Gentile
Apr 13
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9903
Re: 4th ed. Big Book - Acceptance Was the Answer The Doctor involved in the Acceptance is considered just a drug addict by some. AA seems as a whole to be less tolerate of dually addicted or at lesst of
wkoeritzer
Apr 13
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9902
Re: First readings of the 12 Steps at AA meetings As long as we are correcting facts....................the first public  meeting in L.A. was held in April 1940 not March.  I base this on the fact that Mort
Charles Knapp
Apr 13
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9901
Re: First readings of the 12 Steps at AA meetings The question was "What are the first recorded instances of the Steps and Traditions being read at the start of AA meetings, given that the Steps were not
Steve Osborne
Apr 13
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9900
4th ed. Big Book - Acceptance Was the Answer From: Barbted1@... (Barbted1 at aol.com) I am curious about the Big Book story which emphasizes Acceptance. Clearly the title of the story and page numbers
AAHistoryLovers
Apr 12
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9899
Re: First readings of the 12 Steps at AA meetings The first "public meeting" of AA (not in a member's home) took place in September of 1939 when the NY group rented a room in Steinway Hall. The second public
John Barton
Apr 12
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9898
Re: First readings of the 12 Steps at AA meetings The first "public meeting" of AA (not in a member's home) took place in September of 1939 when the NY group rented a room in Steinway Hall. The second public
John Barton
Apr 12
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9897
Re: Original working manuscript of the Big Book once more up for sal I exchanged emails with Ken R., the owner of the Original Working Manuscript. He notified me that he would be going to the vault where it is kept for
Jim M.
Apr 11
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9896
Re: Original working manuscript of the Big Book once more up for sal There's little evidence the copy is a "manuscript", let alone the "Printer's Manuscript". It's a "working copy", which may or may not have been delivered to
johnlawlee
Apr 11
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9895
Re: 75th Anniversary of the 1st ed. of The Big Book Happy Birthday Big Book! You came on to the Fellowship (which was later named after you) on April 10th 1939 and, as far as I know, have stayed sober ever
royslev
Apr 11
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9894
Re: Original working manuscript of the Big Book once more up for sal I heard that Barry Leach (Do You Think You're Different?, Living Sober) was in possession of the original manuscript before his death and that his intentions
Joe Chisholm
Apr 11
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9893
First readings of the 12 Steps at AA meetings Jenny or Laurie asked: What are the first recorded instances of the Steps and Traditions being read at the start of AA meetings, given that the Steps were not
Robert Stonebraker
Apr 10
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Original working manuscript of the Big Book once more up for sale April 2014: the original working manuscript of the Big Book is now once more up for sale. From Jim M = silkworthdotnet@... (silkworthdotnet at yahoo.com)
AAHistoryLovers
Apr 10
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9891
Readings What are the first recorded instances of the Steps and Traditions being read at the start of AA meetings, given that the Steps were not widely available till
Jenny or Laurie Andrews
Apr 9
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9890
Re: Source of quote: profanity is not a sign of spiritual progress Nope; not from the big book. The word "profanity does not appear in the Big Book or the 12 and 12.  However, by sweet inference, we may deduce the principle
Page one-sixty-four
Apr 8
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Re: Source of quote: profanity is not a sign of spiritual progress The AA Structure Handbook for Great Britain, in a guideline about Members' Personal Conduct (pp82-5) suggests, 'Your group may wish to discuss and agree, at a
Jenny or Laurie Andrews
Apr 8
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9888
Re: Source of quote: profanity is not a sign of spiritual progress The word profanity is not used in the big book. It is discussed in EXPERIENCE STRENGTH AND HOPE as follows: ".....profanity, even when mild rarely
Aalogsdon
Apr 7
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9887
Re: Source of quote: profanity is not a sign of spiritual progress ... I found this in my notes on profanity: Bill W. on Profanity See also abusive language. Use only words found in BB. Since the audience for the book [Big
Tom Hickcox
Apr 7
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9886
Re: Source of quote: profanity is not a sign of spiritual progress Jenny or Laurie, I'm wondering if I 'mis-remembered' or heard a 'mis-quote' of this line from the BB: ""Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we burst into
hdmozart
Apr 6
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9885
Re: Draft Traditions Tommy wrote Was there a draft of the Traditions or are the articles in the early GrapeVines as close as we can get? I've never seen anything earlier than
J. Blair
Apr 6
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9884
Draft Traditions Was there a draft of the Traditions or are the articles in the early GrapeVines as close as we can get? Tommy in Danville, Ky
Tom Hickcox
Apr 4
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9883
Re: Has there been litigation over refusal to list atheistic meeting From: threeeyedtoad@... (threeeyedtoad at gmail.com) For those interested, it appears the URL is http://aaagnostica.org/
AAHistoryLovers
Mar 29
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9882
Re: Has there been litigation over refusal to list atheistic meeting On a lighter note, back in he "80s, Seattle AAers were protesting the inclusion in the area meeting schedules of the "Bare Facts Group", a clothing optional
club4492002
Mar 28
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grault
Mar 24
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Re: Has there been litigation over refusal to list atheistic meeting Hello David: If you wish to know more about this Canadian issue, the person who knows all the details is Roger C. who can be contacted on a website he monitors
LESLIE COLE
Mar 21
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Has there been litigation over refusal to list atheistic meetings? From: Dave S. = PMDS@... (PMDS at aol.com) A few years ago there was a fair amount of publicity when the Toronto Intergroup refused to list agnostic/non
AAHistoryLovers
Mar 20
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Re: Thomas E. Powers Matt & Cora- Thank you so much for your informative replies. I hope I in no way was misconstrued to insinuate Tom P. had intentionally distanced himself from
elginsv
Mar 20
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Re: Old New York City Meeting Lists? Little slow in getting back to you. NYC meetings were listed in the New York Metropolitan Area lists. Here is a site where you can access copies of 5 of them.
rrecovery2002
Mar 16
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9876
Re: Thomas E. Powers First Questions was published in 1959 by Harper. This edition mentions the Layman's Group. Actually, a survey went out to many of its members inquiring about
Matt Dingle
Mar 16
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Re: Thomas E. Powers I have a copy of Chsrles Knippel thesis entitled " SAMUEL M SHOEMAKERS THEOLOGICAL INFLUENCE ON WILLIAM G WILSON YWELVE SYEP SPIRITUAL PROGRAM OF RECOVERY.
wkoeritzer
Mar 16
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