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Just part of life

MAIA: It was a normal life, yeah. Then as we got older, my brothers got older and they really drank quite heavily. Then the celebrations became the Saturday night celebration, and then it carried on into the next day, the Sunday. So, you had that continuous drinking.

With my brothers it became part of life. If you didn’t drink you were boring.

The thing is, with alcohol, in my family, you have those ones who when they drank they were quite happy. It made them happy-go-lucky. But there were those ones who became violent, fighting, fighting amongst their own siblings and that sort of thing. Then the next day you wouldn’t think anything had happened.