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Peggy C. Got Sober

After a lifetime of daily drinking, she had a moment of grace

I started drinking in fifth grade around the time my grandmother moved in with us.She had come to live with us after my grandfather died. My mom did not and does not drink. My father was mostly a beer drinker, but he would indulge in cocktails whenever possible.

When grandma moved in she would have highballs of whiskey and ginger ale. I would help my dad mix the drinks sometimes. I hated ginger ale till I tasted a highball.

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