From the July 2010 magazine.


A veteran of the 2005 Convention looks forward to this year's event in his hometown

IN 2002 some friends in the program had finally convinced my wife and me to go on a cruise to the Caribbean with them. Once onboard, I checked for the Friends of Bill W. meetings (that's what they call AA meetings onboard ship).

At our first meeting, there was an older gentleman whom I was some-what put off by at first. But when he gave his sobriety date I calculated that he had over 50 years of sobriety. Compared to my seven years of sobriety, I thought I had better listen and maybe learn something. Sure enough, past his gruff exterior there was a kind and loving gentleman.


San Antonio, Texas

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