Meeting tonight - 12/13 8:00 EST. Topic: Potluck

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Meeting tonight - 12/13 8:00 EST. Topic: Potluck

Post by slm219 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:34 pm

Wednesday Meeting: December 13, at 8:00 pm (EST)
Topic: Potluck
Discussion Leader: Sharon (slm219)

Hi.....my name is Sharon, I joined the Forum over 3 years ago when I was totally at my wits end and had run out of options dealing with our 44 AS. This will be the 3rd year he has not been around for any holidays. I have learned thru this program how to live a better life. This time of year is especially. hard for me and I imagine a lot of other folks......so YES I need a meeting!

So...how about tonight we talk about anything that is on our minds, hearts or if you just need to vent! Maybe we can pick up a few tips from each other on how we manage the holidays or how to live a more serene life.

Plenty of chairs and the light will be on......see you tonight at 8:00!

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Re: Meeting tonight - 12/13 8:00 EST. Topic: Potluck

Post by LKSG8R » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:36 pm

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