My answers in response to have a variety of questions.

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? No, I didn’t drink alcohol when I was younger at home.

2) Was wine consumed as part of religious or family celebrations? If so, when? No, we didn’t drink wine. Mum used to have wine during communion.

3) Were you allowed to have a “sip” of the adult beverages? No, and I didn’t want to. Mum drank sherry, and it was bitter and disgusting.

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? My parents only wanted to protect me, so it didn’t bother me.

5) When you were in high school, did you or your friends drink alcohol? If you were underaged, how did you acquire the booze? Not at school, but when I left school, it was different. In the days when you weren’t asked for ID in a pub.

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? No.

7) Did you ever get too drunk or too high to function? How did your body react to that? I didn’t do anything at school.

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? Yes, they have, because I have learnt from my mistakes. As an adult I am more aware of what I am putting in my body. Especially as I get older, and the effects take longer to wear off.

9) If applicable, did you raise your children with the same beliefs that you grew up with? I never made it a taboo thing, alcohol that is. I am against drugs in any form.

10) If you had any input over alcohol or marijuana laws would you change them? I get that there are medical reasons for marijuana, but I don’t like drugs. When I was younger a friend died because of them. I wouldn’t change the laws because of how dangerous it is to do so.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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