I read the Washingtonians once had 300.000 members. If that's correct, then it's kind of astounding that they just faded away. A lesson for us to adhere to our primary purpose AND our traditions.
It's interesting that they had the idea to work with another alcoholic, and that this was something Bill had latched onto, even though he'd never heard of them. It's like this idea was one that was NOT going to go by the wayside! It's too vital.
Also interesting, to me, is how the Washingtonians were secular & the Oxford group was religious and how AA today is neither, so it can be available to anyone who suffers from alcoholism.
I see a Power greater than all of it in there.
( Good to see you Geoff! Thought the jellyfish had got you!