From the November 2010 magazine.

THERE CAN BE LOVE AND LAUGHTER

In the quiet of a tranquil cove, a woman decides to return to AA

From February 1974

ON June 8, 1961, while sitting in a boat fishing a picturesque little lake in Illinois, I reached a decision. I had returned to the scenes of my childhood to visit my mother, and for one week I had come daily to this tranquil spot to fish, to pray and meditate, and to reflect back over the years of my life as an active alcoholic.

-- N. G.

Neoga, Ill.

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