Held Hostage

When my sister Abby and I were children, our ability to escape from our mother was rather limited. We could go outdoors and hide from her or go outdoors and stand in front of her, still being invisible. Of course, Dad always made sure we had time with him, away from mother, which was like […]

SADD: Seasonally Affective Drinking Disorder

Mother suffered from SADD, commonly known as seasonally affective disorder. To my sister and I it seemed like Mother really had seasonally affective drinking disorder. It seemed the colder the weather, the more often she found her way to the cupboard to get a big drink of “happy juice.” Yes, the ever-present, mysterious glass of […]