From the November 2012 magazine.

November 2012: Dear Grapevine

Trudging our way: A cabin on a private lake with four motorcycles and fun in the sun.

We keep showing up
Last year on Thanksgiving Day, I was feeling tired from eating all that turkey. It was also my first Thanksgiving in AA as a meeting chairperson, and I was thinking about what we could read at my meeting later that day. I had just read a story in my Grapevine by a lady from Baltimore who was traveling and was desperate for a meeting. Fortunately, she found one.

So, I went off to my home group to chair my meeting, and because of the holiday, not many people showed up. My friends and I talked about going to a meeting somewhere else, but...