Throwback Thursday Suds,Bubs and Vino.

This week Lauren is in charge of Throwback Thursday This week’s prompt is: Suds, Buds, and Vino

1) Did you grow up in a family that had beer or wine at family meals? Were either beverages part of your parent’s “relaxation” time?

My mum was teatotal really  I don’t think I ever saw her have a drink maybe a sip at celebrations. Dad an Irish man was a Guinness man and used to go to the local pub or local club for a Guinness. He prefered the bottled Guinness to the draft unless we were visiting Ireland  where he always drank the draught.
My elder brothers and sisters all would have a drink at celebrations or parties. There was always drink in the house but it was not abused.

2) Was wine consumed as part of religious or family celebrations? If so, when?

We were a Catholic family  the Catholic communion was the priest would hand out the holy host (the bread) then he would drink the wine. In the sixties the Vatican decided it would be a better experience for the whole congregation to receive both the bread and wine , as the Protestant Church had always done. So 1st April 1963 the wine became part of the sacrament.  (Yes I did say April 1st) 

3) Were you allowed to have a “sip” of the adult beverages?

On high days and holidays unlike the dog Steve who got drunk at every opertunity!

4) When you were a teenager did it bother you that your parents had one set of behaviors, yet you were expected to have another?

No we just accepted things in those days.

5) When you were in high school, did you or your friends drink alcohol? If you were underaged, how did you acquire the booze?

I was not fourteen when I met my husband but I did have a Saturday/holiday job in a boutique. I had access to drink when I joined work colleagues, or if I was out with hubby who was three years older than me we’d sit outside in the pub garden and the older members of the group would buy the rounds.

6) Were you offered marijuana or other drugs while in high school? If you chose to partake, did it get you into trouble, or were you never caught?

I can honestly say I have never smoked marijuana or taken any non prescription drug in my life…. Scardy cat! And I have seen the deviation it causes.

7) Did you ever get too drunk or too high to function? How did your body react to that?

Strangely enough I never really got really drunk until I was in my thirties! Only once!  my legs did not work nor did my mouth or brain and I was sick 🤢 for a couple of days ! Thankfully I have only been happily tipsee since!

8) Have your opinions about taking drugs and drinking alcohol changed over time? Are you more conservative or more liberal than you were in your youth?

I really did not take much notice when I was young . It was all around me and I saw some shocking sights. I did see many lives ruined. In fact I had a friend in school she was popular, pretty, clever and came from a caring family. She was dead before she was sixteen. Her death and others that I knew  hardened my attitude. I believe all drugs including marijuana should all be banned and illegal. If you need Marijuana or cannabis oil  for cancer or pain it should be available on prescription. I do not bang on about it but that’s how I feel. It ruins lives not just the addict but their families and friends.

9) If applicable, did you raise your children with the same beliefs that you grew up with?

Yes I did my very best.

10) If you had any input over alcohol or marijuana laws would you change them?

I have seen many lives ruined by Alcohol and drugs …but sadly I think you can have as many laws as you like but you cannot stop people who want to kill themselves they will always find away.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 5, 2022 : Discombobulated.

Hi everyone it is Satuday and once again time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday: This week Linda said : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “your favorite word.” Decide on your favorite word and use it in your post any way you’d like Enjoy!

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DISCOMBOBULATED

Totally Discombobulated

Against me the stars were fated

Silently I stood, waited

Everything I hated

Was happening now

I made a vow

I won’t row

no not

now.

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