From the May 2013 magazine.

May 2013: Enjoy the Ride

Learning to have fun again was a trip of its own

I was in AA only a few months when the annual picnic was announced. The day before, my sponsor said he would pick me up at 7 a.m., and he did. We went to a farm stand and picked up at least 10 dozen ears of corn. Then we went to the community park and met a few others to get ready. We set up the fire pit, and Big Tony made breakfast, while the rest of the crew joked and horsed around. I stayed for the picnic, mostly because my sponsor drove and it was a 10-mile walk to the house. The picnic was a great success: good food, plenty of homemade desserts, a card game, good speaker for the...

-- George F.

Drums, Pennsylvania