Box 459 Grand Central Annex
New York 17, N.Y.
You two have
certainly received tough assignments lately. And this is to
tell you how often Lois and I regret your illness, think of you,
and pray for you. We do hope t his letter finds you on the
up and up both physically and in spirit. We need hardly
question the latter for knowing you as we do, you are bound to
have a lot of what it takes.
Please do write
and tell us just how things are with you and don't forget to let
us know if we can do anything. Also, if you are up to it,
what about A.A. and the news out there.
there isn't a lot to report. Group contributions for the
office are coming in pretty well and will, we think, meet the
year's budget all right. Slowly and surely, the general idea
seems to be sinking in with the groups. In many spots, the
realization that A.A. has to function as a whole, as well as in
parts, is taking hold nicely. The new book has gone mighty
well, also - about 30,000 copies will be sold this year, about 10%
of these by Harpers. However, the sales of the big book has
slowed down some 30%. whether this means the new book will
cut into the old one permanently, we can't say. It may be
that the new line of pamphlets will slow the sales of the both
books down eventually. Only tie will tell that. It
won't matter too much anyway, so long as people get the message.
about the new book, I suddenly realized I do not think I sent you
folks one. I really meant to do this and so you will soon
find one in the mail, with all my affection and thanks.
So, good friends, hold fast. May God bless you. Write
Mr. and Mrs. James Burwell
4193 Georgia, Street
San Diego, California
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