From the December 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Down memory road

While reading the July 2010 issue, I noticed a picture of the Pike Road Meeting in Surrey, British Columbia. I went to my first meeting on a Tuesday at North Delta. After that meeting some people asked me to go for coffee, but I refused. I then drank Wednesday and Thursday. My second AA meeting was that Friday night at Pike Road, and the place was packed.

The speakers that night were all really funny and I found myself laughing and laughing. Not one speaker mentioned God or their Higher Power so I started to get suspicious. Then, I realized Fast Eddy, the fellow who took me to my first meetings, must have told them not to mention their Higher Powers, since he had a new guy with him. Once again the whole world revolved around me. After the meeting they asked me if I wanted to go for coffee and I accepted. The date of that first meeting at Pike Road was April 6, 1985--that picture brought back a lot of memories. Thanks AA.

-- EDDY S.

Kelowna, British Columbia

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