Gramma Was a Gambler
To all my grandsons, Jacob, Lukas, Jonah, and Brendan
Who will always make me feel like I won life’s greatest jackpot.
In spite of folklore, luck is never a lady…
Thousands of people are becoming addicted to gambling every day across the land as casinos proliferate and people have more time on their hands because of retirement or job loss. What starts out to be fun soon becomes an all-consuming activity for people from all walks of life and all levels of intelligence. Dreams of becoming instantly wealthy soon turn to nightmares as those caught up in this insidious addiction begin to lose their perspective, their wealth, their homes—and sometimes—even their families as a result of playing more than they can afford to lose.
In this book where the author remains anonymous rather than further shaming her children and grandchildren, one witnesses a decline of optimism and a glimpse into the very real pain that accompanies a gradual and, eventually, final descent into addiction.