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From the May 2011 magazine.

Meeting in God's Place

A group in Laramie, Wyoming move their meeting to the home of an ailing member

After they learned of a fellow member's illness, the group moved the meeting to the dining room table in his home.

AA meetings for me, and thousands of others, are a place to meet and talk with God. I do that many times a day -- driving my commute to work, working in the yard, in the mountains among all his glory, but what I want is the spiritual meetings. I have heard that there are many out there, but it seems that they are few and far between for me.

I do have one spiritual meeting I remember which has lasted my fellow group members and me nearly two years. I had been attending the Back to Basics meeting. One of the members was an elderly man who played golf every day there wasn't any snow. One spring we noticed he didn't golf. We were puzzled. We found out, in his way of sharing, that he was suffering from a chronic heart problem. He had an aneurysm that could erupt at anytime.

-- Don M.

Cheyenne/Laramie, Wyoming

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