June 2012: Paying it Forward at Dr. Bob’s Grave

I’d been looking forward to attending a Founders’ Day celebration ever since I visited Akron in my first year of sobriety. I had heard it was an event worth experiencing, but I didn’t know specifically what to expect.

One of the places I couldn’t wait to visit was Dr. Bob’s gravesite. I had been there before when I first visited Akron several years ago. I was given my one-year medallion from a collection of chips that AA members had left on Dr. Bob’s gravestone. I had always been looking forward to the opportunity to pay back that which was so freely given to me.

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