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RoseRed135

Slightly OT - About YOUR Grandfather(s)

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Though this is, generally, a forum for talking about being a new GP or GP2B, here's a place to tell us about your grandfather(s). And, if you will, about how he/they impacted your idea of the kind of GP you want to be, if at all.

Edited by RoseRed135

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My PGF died before I started to school and I don't remember much about him.  My MGF died when I was a senior in high school and I remember him being in bad health but still being funny.

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Both died before I was born...MGF died at age 29 leaving a wife and 3 kids under 8. PGF died a few years before I was born, but as I understand it, he was a difficult yet quite colorful man, apparently a much better GF than father, according to my older cousins.

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One died just before I was born- I know he was a woodworker and recycled the wood he took home from work by creating all kinds of arts and crafts features in their home- He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, he smoked a pipe, fathered 8 children and had push-broom mustache- His family came from who knows where, but the family name dates back to 650 or before-

My other grandfather I did get to know- As a child I knew him to be my grandpa -- and that was that- He did grandpa things- The man I met as an adult, when I learned about who he was from my parent and other family members isn't the same man that was my grandfather- He was Italian -- and that was that .. But I loved him for who he was to me-

 

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