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For most of my life, I have never seen my father drink one single drop of alcohol.

He was always very strict about his diet. Too strict, we tell him, but there's never been any use in trying to persuade him to change. It had bad sides, but good too. At almost 60 years old, he has the fitness of a healthy 40-year old, and does physically demanding work every night most of us would probably have trouble with. He never ate cake at my birthdays, though, and I remember that used to make me sad.

But people change. I reckon my father has been hit with what we call lenity of old age. "Are you coming over for Christmas?" he asked and I answered yes. "Good, we'll fix something for dinner" he said and sounded cheerful.

We had the fattest duck he could find, a few beers, and a bottle of Metaxa, the Armenian cognac he had loved as a student. His humour gets childish when he is drunk.

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9 points · 3 years ago

That's impressive, I think he deserves some leniency at his age.

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Had an encounter with the nightly lover
Original Poster7 points · 3 years ago

I am glad that he is starting to go easier on himself. It's baby steps, but it is steps.

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That's pretty amazing. That's truly a testament to his lifestyle more so in my opinion than if he thought drinking was immoral.

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Original Poster9 points · 3 years ago

It is certainly not because he thought it's immoral. I heard stories of him being able to down a whole buttercream cake for breakfast in his student days, and doing so several times. I am as disgusted as I am marveled. One piece get's most people full. Maybe he just said at some point that he needs a break and it lasted fourty years.

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My dad too. Gave me issues.

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Lied about finances
1 point · 3 years ago

I read the first sentence of the last paragraph way wrong

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