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The Bonfire Meeting, Rain or Shine

A season of summer thunderstorms threatens to disrupt this meeting, but a few AAs keep it going

Photo by Lori M.

On the last Saturday of the month between May and September, my home group, the Southside Special, has an AA Bonfire meeting at 8:00 p.m. on the bank of the Knik River about 30 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska. This has been a wetter-then-usual summer in Anchorage, and Saturday, July 26, was no exception. It was pouring rain! Nevertheless, I have a commitment to make coffee for the Bonfire Meeting, and I am trying desperately to talk myself out of going. The torrential rain seems like a reasonable excuse to stay indoors and skip out of my commitment.

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