From the June 1993 magazine.

A Firm Foundation

One of the five AAs who were present at Newfoundland's first meeting, at the Glynmill Inn in Cornerbrook, October 1949, shares memories of early AA in that province.

About three weeks after that first meeting, Jerry E. called me and suggested we have a meeting at my home the next night and that I should share some of my experiences before and after my two months sober in AA. I lay awake all that night, trying to put together some thoughts.

That night five of us gathered in my living room. My wife and her cousin, who lived with us, were in the kitchen. I secured the door from the living room to the kitchen, placed a rug against the door to block the noise, and warned them that no matter what might happen we were not to be disturbed, because we were talking very important business.

-- Ed K.

Victoria, British Columbia

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