Box 459 Grand Central Annex
New York 17, N. Y.
July 1, 1958
My dear Jim,
Thanks for your last
letter, telling me all the good news of yourself and reminding me of
your approaching anniversary* I do wish I could share it
with you, but the press of affairs here is so great that I donít
believe there is a chance. But please know how deeply
appreciative I am for all that you did in the early days and ever
since, to make A.A. what it now is ... it is a record in our annals
that will never be forgotten.
I note that what you
say about the upcoming 1960 Conference and will suggest your name to
the committee. They tell me there is still some question whether
Long Beach will be big enough to accommodate the crowd. Judging,
however, by the action of the Conference, I think we shall make the
best of what is there. It is certainly the largest center of
population and this would guarantee the gate at once. Probably
you have heard by now that Lois's sister Kitty died. She
contracted lung cancer a couple of years ago, had an operation, but it
finally caught up with her. She made a great job of the whole
business -- it was vastly inspiring. I hope I can do half as well when
the clock strikes.
Meanwhile, please have all the best and the same to
your good lady. Wish I could make this longer, but am piled
MR. and Mrs. James Burwell
4193 Georgia Street
San Diego 3, California
*Jim - Bill just gave this record recently, to transcribe, so our
has been past these many days! Sorry to be so late.
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