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Published August 2014.

From Winnipeg to Nashville

On his travels, he saw many different traditions at meetings

On a recent trip to Winnipeg, I stopped at an AA meeting at the Central Office. It was a textbook AA meeting: most of the chairs were filled with people of every description and ethnicity, and the coffee was nasty.

People realized that I wasn't a regular and started up conversations with me. One gentleman with a thick Irish accent asked me what prayer we used to start the meetings in Washington. (This meeting in Winnipeg started up the meeting with the Serenity Prayer.)

-- Jamez P.

Scottsdale, Arizona

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