Monday, November 24, 2014

God Bless your efforts

Almost Turkey time. Seems like a lot of the great ones have passed this year, including our own John T. , "get-a-job" Henry from Worcester  and Larry W. from Townsend and many others...seems like frequent wakes and funerals. Last Wednesday our group had a commitment to 4 Corners group in Worcester. We had a great showing which would have made John T. proud, I know I was. I didn't think we would break 300 years of sobriety on a commitment for a good long time after John's passing in May, but we had 12 speakers. Little Jimmy played group mathematician and tallied us up. 10 people with more than 24 years, Peter K at 9 and Tom G with 4.5. Although Tom was the young one, he was the most dedicated. Rushing from class to make the commitment, his car died on 290. He left it and walked 1/2 hour to the meeting and spoke last. We had 8 speakers get up and the 4 waiting in the wings had 92 years between them. (Tom B.,Lil Jim, One-Day-Charles, Mark D., Paul L., Otto, Katie, Peter K., Paul M., Dennis A., Rocky and Tom G.)

The grand total was 312 years, one day at a time. John T. would deliver his "God Bless your Efforts" line, no doubt.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Old Soldier" Kim and Pat on duty

On the way back from commitment to Athol on snowy icy night, we stopped at the house of the local Christmas wacko (every community has one), and snapped this picture....Merry Christmas to all our friends at Central Park and extended family (all the way west  to Duffy in Chula Vista California and south to Walter in Florida and Moses on the north country)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Evening Sober Cruises

Captains Fishing Parties at the end of Plum Island in Newburyport MA are starting up the summer evening sober cruises in June on Tuesdays and Thursdays. June 4th is the first. Good idea to call ahead if the weather is questionable. Website is . Boat leaves at 7, be there 6:30 or so.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

More MP3 AA talks posted

Duffy gave me a pile of cassette recordings to digitize. Meanwhile in cleaning out old stuff came across other treasures on cassette like Bob B.'s talk at Townsend's 2nd anniversary in 1978...a couple rough spots with microphone but this recording is mostly quite clear and vintage Bob B. long version around 57 minutes. Have started with Dan's box as well and attack another one from time to time....these are all dumped in the local mp3 folder on this site (see link "Audio MP3 files" ) under the links list, located under the calendar.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Kathy V. celebrates 51 years with her friends at Clinton Central Park

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Duffy goes West

Well Dan is off to the sunny climate of Southern California. The Hudson 2nd chance group provided a good sendoff meeting with Dan chairing and sharing some gratitude...good food, good friends, sobriety and cake...what could be finer?

Saturday, December 10, 2011