It Triggered A Memory I Had Forgotten About

Have you ever read a post before and suddenly a memory  that you had forgotten about comes back to you?  Well, I just had one of those moments!!  The post asked a question about if you would stay with a drug addict?


The memory that that particular post triggered in me that I had totally forgotten about was I was in a relationship with an alcoholic.  He would sleep out in the living room as he would have a 12 pack of beer by his side.  Some times he would wake up in the middle of the night and “crack one (or more) open.”  The popping of the beer tab  would wake me up, so that’s why he slept on the couch in the living room.  He would go to work and take a water jug full of beer!!  He was a hard core alcoholic!!


It got to where in order for me to tolerate him, I began drinking as well.  One day we went to a store and I “helped” him shoplift some things!!  I was pretty much “trashed” and he was stuffing tools in my coat.  Once we got in the vehicle, they never caught us, I vowed I would never drink again.  Not too long after that I “booted” him out.  I didn’t like drinking all the time to be around him.  


When I wasn’t drinking and was around him, I remember he was “flapping his jaw” and I got tired of what he was saying so I was walking up the hallway of the trailer house we were living in.  He was sitting in a chair at the end of the hallway in the living room.  As I was walking past him, I hit him in the head and made his hat fall off!!  He just sat there wondering “what happened!”


Have you ever read a post that triggered a memory that you had forgotten about?



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  1. Sandy KS

    Yes, I have read post that have triggered memories. Some good, some not so good.

    I am glad you got out of the relationship with an alcoholic.

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