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I was delighted to read the article “Being There” (August 2017). In 1981, I moved to Germany to accompany my military husband. That first summer, all the local OA members went back to the US for vacation, and I single-handedly kept our three meetings open through September by listening to speaker recordings on cassette tapes. I knew to do this because I’d read “Visit to a Small Meeting” (Lifeline Sampler, p. 5 and Lifeline March 1979). It’s the story of a lone member who shows up by herself every week to the meeting place, sets up a coffeepot, and listens to recorded recovery

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