From the December 2012 magazine.

December 2012: Dear Grapevine

8 Great Days
On a Saturday afternoon this year, a group of fellow alcoholics and I returned to our hotel from a visit to Stepping Stones, Bill W.’s home in upstate New York. It was a beautiful day. We ate brown-bag lunches in the yard of Bill’s home!

For eight days in nearby Rye Brook, 93 of us delegates met for the 62nd General Service Conference, where we discussed and made decisions for AA. Kathy headed back to South Florida, Alan to New Mexico, Scott to British Columbia and Gerrie to Northern Ontario. Before those eight days, I didn’t know any of these people. Today, I feel as though we share a common bond, not just of recovery from this disease, but a love of service that brought us all there.

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