my daughters father became a alcholic when she was 3 or 4 , ( he got a job at the local Stag brewery and they promoted drinking at work for free ), this was 42 years ago , after a while nothing was more important than his addiction to alcohol , I struggled to keep us all together and became the bread winner while he became less reliable finally I had to protect my daughter and myself from the mood swings of his addiction and divorced ... - he blamed everyone but himself for his drinking . every member of his family including me and her ... his family blamed me . his attitude left an impression on her through out her life . I wish her a good life and much happiness - her Birthday is today and I hope her day is wonderful. .....................................Happy Birthday Rachel McPadden .