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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... twenty-five dollars' worth of needed postage stamps.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
A corporation director who had just voted a company expenditure of a hundred thousand dollars would appear at an A.A. business meeting and blow his top over an outlay of twenty-five dollars' worth of needed postage stamps.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... twenty-five years and retired at the age ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
An exceptional man, he remained bone dry for twenty-five years and retired at the age of fifty-five, after a successful and happy business career.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... twenty-four hours a day in and through ...  BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... twenty-four hours ahead.  BB Into Action, p.86  
On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... twenty per cent a year.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
At present, our membership is pyramiding at the rate of about twenty per cent a year.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Twenty-two, and a veteran of foreign wars, ...  BB Bill's Story, p.1  
Twenty-two, and a veteran of foreign wars, I went home at last.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... twenty years.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Several of our crowd, men of thirty or less, had been drinking only a few years, but they found themselves as helpless as those who had been drinking twenty years.


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... twenty years of drunkenness would make a ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
We must remember that ten or twenty years of drunkenness would make a skeptic out of anyone.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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