Chapter 2

My parents got married the day after Christmas in 1960.  My mother was the bookkeeper for the family-owned restaurant.  My father built the restaurant and ran it.  He graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in Business Administration with straight A’s. Both parents were daily alcohol drinkers considered to be functioning Alcoholics.  Alcohol took its toll on mom and she got phenomena and drove herself to the hospital where she died quickly in 1971 due to alcohol poisoning and the allergic reaction to penicillin.  I was five years old.  Growing up dad never discussed the death of my mother. Continue Reading…

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