Last night one of my groups had night watch (which is where you answer the phone for the Denver Central Office of AA.) It was great fun to go to H.'s house and eat and hang out with fellow AA members. I don't believe the phone rang once while I was there. Someone said it was because the moon was full last night, but I don't know about that. Sometimes you get lots of calls, sometimes you don't.
I got another chance to talk more with a woman I have been acquainted with for 17 years. I hate to say that I didn't like her when I met her because my boyfriend at that time was very interested in her - he said it was because she was new and needed his help - I thought it was because she was 25 years old and pretty. Anyway - cut to 2006 - she is married to someone from my morning group and she attends the 5:30 meeting I like so much. The other night at the 5:30, a visitor introduced herself and said she was from Pittsburgh. I whispered to J. "I was born in Pittsburgh." To which she replied, "I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio." To which I replied, "Oh My God, I grew up in _______," (which is a small town just outside of Youngstown), To which she replied "I went to _____"(Catholic School in this town), To which I replied "SO DID I!" I could not believe that we went to the same grade school! That was so cool! Sorry to be so mysterious, but I don't want to come up on searches for that little town and that little catholic grade school. I am really grateful that I have learned to not keep my first impression of people, because I would successfully eliminate about 99% of my friends if I did.
"We of AA obey spiritual principles, at first because we must, then because we ought to, and ultimately because we love the kind of life such obedience brings. Great suffereing and great love are AA's disciplinarians; we need no others." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 174