ESSAY | WHEN I WAS GROWING UP STORIES

A Drink And A Smoke

Both turned into addictions

Photo by Tobias Tullius on Unsplash

I didn’t grow up with a lot of alcohol in the house. My maternal grandfather had been an evil bastard of a drunk, so mom didn’t like having alcohol in the house. When we were all really young, Dad would buy a six-pack of beer, drink one or two, and leave the rest until mom finally dumped the…

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