Hello, my name Rachel Hornsby. I graduated from River Valley High School, and this is my first quarter at OSUM. I am currently majoring in social work. I live in Waldo, Ohio, but work in Deleware at a retirement home as a server. I have been working there since June 2010, and have been loving ever minute of it. In my free time I enjoy photography, being crafty in someway, music, being involved with my church, and just hangout out with my friends. I am one of four children in my family. I have three brothers, two older and one younger. Some interesting facts about me is that I have green eyes, my favorite color is teal, I've been to Peru & Costa Rica on a mission trip, scary movies aren't my thing, and I was home schooled till my freshman year of high school.
"When drunk, our father was clearly in his wrong mind. He became a stranger, as fearful to us as any graveyard lunatic, not quite frothing at the mouth by fierce enough, quick tempered, explosive; or else he grew maudlin and weepy, which frightened us nearly as much. In my boyhood despair, I reasoned that maybe he wasn't to blame for turning into an orge: Maybe, like the lunatic, he was possessed by demons." Pg. 198. This quote from the book is in response to the biblical story on the demon possessed man. Knowing the story, and being a Christian myself, I kind of feel that this quote has much more meaning than to someone who isn't so familiar with it. I do not know if Sander's father was a Christian or not, but I do believe that having strong faith can play a huge impact on struggles that people deal within life. I feel that Sander's wrote this story to show the effect that alcohol can have on people, not just the person who is abusing it, but everyone that the person comes in contact with. It shows that when you take alcohol beyond it's limits, it can destroy a person from the inside out. I really like how raw and real his writing was. He didn't try to fluff it, or make it sound better than it was. He told it straight. I was really impressed of how he humbled himself to even admit that he too had problems, and that he recognized it. He tells towards the end how work is his addiction, like drinking was the addiction for his father. That just showed how he has learned from his fathers mistakes, and wants to change it.