Hey I'm Jeff Proper. I was born in Ohio but have lived in a couple of different states. I went to Olentangy Liberty High School and I live in Powell. I have an older sister wose is in college at Columbus State, and I currently work as a photo specialist at Walgreens.
"I listen for the turning of a key in my brain." I found this quote at the end of this story shocking because of the author's family history of addiction. It seemed to me that the author was walking a very dangerous path when drinking as he mentioned in the story, even if he only drank a little bit. I think the author wrote this story to find some sort of escape from his troubled past. Writing this story was really a way to lessen the pain he suffered as a child.
The author is really standing on the edge of a cliff, one false step with his own drinking and he will be sent tumbling down into oblivion just as his father had. The quote at the end of the story made is seem like the author almost knew that some part of his father lived within him, and he seems to think that it will be his fathers alcoholic past. It seems that the demons that tormented the author's father will live within him also, a memory of a destroyed life.