[Editor Note: These AA Grapevine articles were written about the “Forgotten Fantastic Communicator,” who is described most recently on this web site. As thousands of AAs owe their sobriety to her, logic and compassion seem together to dictate that she deserves to be remembered with honor for giving her life to the fellowship so that […]
Many are familiar with the early beginnings of AA and the start of the little office in New York. Bill W. and Ruth Hock became the heart and soul of the AA Headquarters, which later became the General Service Office (GSO). During this pioneering time, there was a third significant contributor in that office. Bill W. […]
Here is an editorial that appeared in the Atlanta Constitution editorial page on January 13, 1917 regarding “The Drug Problem.” The article was written in response to a pamphlet written by Charles B. Towns regarding the “Federal Responsibility in the Solution of Habit-Forming Drug Problem.” The drug-addict was pictured as a victim. If was to […]
In spite of all these things the sale of habit-forming drugs has steadily, alarmingly increased; it has grown until its magnitude is such that it constitutes a National threat. These are not the words of an enthusiast. Any reputable physician who has made a study of the situation will indorse them
“Excessive alcoholism sets up a physical depreciation. Simply to deprive the patient of alcohol brings about delirium and permanent mental lesions, unless something is done for him.”
Atlanta Journal, MORGAN BLAKE – March 25, 1945 Visits Federal Pen on Different Mission SUNDAY MORNING at 6:30 this columnist arose with the dawn. It was the earliest since Al Martin used to get me up before day to go fishing. The purpose of this unusual proceeding was to visit the Federal Penitentiary for a […]
It was typical of many Morgan Blake columns to contain multiple subjects within the same column. The first two sections involved World War II. The discussion of Alcoholics Anonymous begins afterwards. Atlanta Journal, MORGAN BLAKE, January 2, 1945 Hard-Boiled Hermann’s Proclamation IT IS our duty and our task in the coming year to carry war gain into the […]
Bert Flynn, the Atlanta town drunk “that everybody knew,” was proudly announced as being sober for the last two years as a miracle.
The other night I participated in one of the most remarkable meetings I have ever attended.
Morgan Blake received a letter expressing concern that AA might be a cult disguised as a tool of Satan. Blake responded that AA was a blessing and not a curse.