Cake or no cake
After moving to different towns, a member gets a big lesson in how other meetings like to clap, share, pass the basket and celebrate
I got sober in a large metropolitan area where there were well over 200 meetings per day listed in our Where and When. Meetings varied in attendance and content: some were open, some closed; some were Step meetings, some Big Book meetings. There were discussion meetings and speaker meetings. Groups might only meet once a week or have multiple meetings every week, even several a day. Variety was there in all its glory and I thought nothing of it.
At around five years of sobriety, I moved to a small rural town where there was only one meeting a day in my county and...
-- Rosemary P.
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA