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Vis
05-22-2013, 02:14 PM
Stole this from FB. My maternal grandfather was a railroad cop before the war dressed like old west Marshall

teegre
05-22-2013, 02:53 PM
My mamma started smoking at age 9. Not that I "like" smoking, but man alive!... she was a rebel.

My mamma raised five children, on her own (after my grandfather died of TB). She went from house-wife to starting her own business, and never went on welfare. She sent four of her five children to college, and the oldest was in the Army (i.e. they all ended up successful). All of this, with only a sixth grade education.

My mamma's cough medicine was a bottle of whiskey.

Buddha Bus
05-22-2013, 02:57 PM
My mamma's cough medicine was a bottle of whiskey.

My grandmother used to warm up whiskey on the stove and drop it in my ear when I had an earache and plug it with a cotton ball as a kid. Shit worked, but it may explain why I drink too much. :chuckle:

teegre
05-22-2013, 03:10 PM
My grandmother used to warm up whiskey on the stove and drop it in my ear when I had an earache and plug it with a cotton ball as a kid. Shit worked, but it may explain why I drink too much. :chuckle:

Country medicine/grandma medicine is the best.

Squeeze a lemon on his eyeball, and wrap his head in whiskey-soaked gauze for three hours... followed by a warm bath.

But Mamma, I have an ingrown toenail.

Do as I say, youngin'. Now, fetch me thar bottle of whiskey.

Buddha Bus
05-22-2013, 03:20 PM
I really can't think of anything else my grandparents did that was cooler than me. But then again, I'm pretty fucking awesome. :heh:

SteelCityMom
05-22-2013, 05:33 PM
My grandpa killed some Nazi's.

The_Joker
05-22-2013, 06:07 PM
Gramps fought in Korea and 'Nam, and is still kicking.

harrison'samonster
05-22-2013, 07:44 PM
my grandfather had a pet monkey

Buddha Bus
05-22-2013, 07:48 PM
My grandpa killed some Nazi's.

WINNER!

Buddha Bus
05-22-2013, 07:50 PM
my grandfather had a pet monkey


http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs41/f/2009/007/3/3/Angry_Exploding_Monkey_by_MarieCrazyDove.gif


How horrible that your grandfather was a speciesist.


Kidding. I always wondered how cool it would be to own a monkey.

harrison'samonster
05-22-2013, 07:56 PM
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs41/f/2009/007/3/3/Angry_Exploding_Monkey_by_MarieCrazyDove.gif


How horrible that your grandfather was a speciesist.


Kidding. I always wondered how cool it would be to own a monkey.

LOL. I've always heard that monkeys were a lot of trouble. Especially piss monkeys.

He brought it home from Africa when he was in the Merchant Marines. He didn't keep it for long, it wouldn't stop eating all the butter. He ended up giving it to the Cleveland Zoo.

Buddha Bus
05-22-2013, 08:02 PM
LOL. I've always heard that monkeys were a lot of trouble. Especially piss monkeys.

He brought it home from Africa when he was in the Merchant Marines. He didn't keep it for long, it wouldn't stop eating all the butter. He ended up giving it to the Cleveland Zoo.

The Cleveland Zoo!?!? He's a speciesist AND a sadist! http://vz.iminent.com/vz/fdfb5657-6da4-4e07-a25a-54a40d095361/2/angry-monkey.gif

OOOOOH THE HUMANITY!!!!

JonM229
05-23-2013, 02:14 PM
My grandfather was working in the USS Louisville fighting the Japs (his word, not mine) when a kamikaze took out the bridge. He was fine as the engine room is the most fortified room on the ship next to the Munitions room. I was also able to find a picture of the attack:

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g360000/g363217.jpg

Vis
05-23-2013, 02:37 PM
My grandfather was working in the USS Louisville fighting the Japs (his word, not mine) when a kamikaze took out the bridge. He was fine as the engine room is the most fortified room on the ship next to the Munitions room. I was also able to find a picture of the attack:

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g360000/g363217.jpg

How was the pilot?

JonM229
05-23-2013, 02:59 PM
I don't think he made it

fer522
05-23-2013, 03:38 PM
I didn't know my grandparents :crying01:

teegre
05-23-2013, 04:04 PM
How was the pilot?

I just gagged on my sandwich, after laughing at that. Holy crap... good one, Vis.

Fire Arians
05-25-2013, 03:57 PM
got drunk and fell on a christmas tree after drinking a fifth of johnny walker, i can't do that

WVABE
05-25-2013, 07:09 PM
Miss going camping with my grandparents, all the other families (cousins & such) would pack enough food for a week of camping. My grandparents packed their coolers with beer and ate our food. Those were the good ole days.

43Hitman
05-26-2013, 09:31 AM
My grandfather (Richard Carroll) was one of the engineers that developed GPS in the late 60's and early 70's.