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L1C4
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
My grandpa ate cornflakes every morning for breakfast.

He thought it was health food.


LegendInMyMind
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
I never knew either of my grandfathers. I lived close to both of my grandmothers, right next door to one.

I remember helping her garden. I remember spending more nights with her than at home. I remember Sundays where she'd go to church and still manage to have a meal cooked to feed the whole family. I remember her vintage aluminum Christmas tree and the big lights and old school decorations. I remember going with my Pops to take her grocery shopping and to the bank. On the ride she'd always take out one piece of gum, Juicy Fruit, tear it in half with the paper still on it and giving half to me and the other to my Pops....even though she had two whole packs in her purse. I remember her purse, which had enough stuff in it to survive in the wild for no less than a week it seemed.

My other grandmother I remember similar things. But I also remember her working well into her 70s. I remember getting out of school every day and going to pick her up at her work because she didn't drive. I remember her banging pans "accidentally" at 5am on a Saturday while she was making breakfast....homemade biscuits and chocolate gravy. I remember her and my great uncles sitting around the table drinking coffee (or probably something stronger for a couple of her brothers) and telling stories and jokes. I remember them trying to make her laugh so hard that she'd pee herself and get mad. She'd try to run them off after that, but they just kept at it well into the night.

I remember both of my grandmothers taking care of anyone who needed it. They both grew up poor and picked cotton and worked on other people's farms. They didn't have much, but they had more than some. All they really saw were people who needed help. It didn't matter who they were, where they were from, or what they looked like. If they had food, and someone was hungry, they made them a plate. If they had some extra money and an odd job that needed done, they would let them work. All in all, they both were just good people that I am proud were around to help raise me.
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CMBears1259
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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it was buried like 5' from the front door


Was it actually $5K?


Salmon
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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Was it actually $5K?


Yep. All $20 bills in a mason jar.

We found another jar exactly like it in his closet that we didn't know about.

There are probably more that we will never find


Dubosed
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
My grandfather was a WW2 vet and a very quiet man. He loved throwing a cast and is still the best I've ever seen do it.

My grandmother loved to sing and play the piano.

Never met my dads parents.


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Prominentwon
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
My grandparents were coonass as can get. Spoke French. Cooked food that’s awful for you with pig lard. Lived in an old Acadian style house built in the 40s. One from Church Point and one was from Kaplan via Chalmette.

Loved them dearly and I regret not asking them to teach me Cajun French and regret not asking them to teach me to cook. I can cook some of their dishes but nothing nearly as close as what they can pull off.


FLBooGoTigs1
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
Unconditional love and some memories such as pissing off grandma at church come to mind. Lets just say myself and brother got alittle loud at their church and we embarrassed grandma. Only time I saw grandma get mad. My grandpa telling us jokes in his heavy French Cajun accent I laughed because I couldn't understand a word he said and he laughed because he thought the joke was funny. Can only hope that I can be half the grandparent to my grandkids the way my grandparents were to us. Miss them dearly and they are all gone now


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DaBeerz
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
Never had one, died before I was born.... one was at battle of the bulge


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MMauler
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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my grandpa didnt have the best opinion of black people


I can't repeat the things my Pawpaw said about "the Japs."


The Spleen
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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There are probably more that we will never find



When my wife's grandfather died, her dad found almost $30k in cash stashed all over his house. He grew up during the depression, so I get it.

My mom had almost $15k cash in a safe deposit box at the bank. No idea why. I had POA on her the last couple years of her life and she never mentioned it to me. She did not grow up during the depression though, so no reason to have that much cash in a safe deposit box.


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Salmon
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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I can't repeat the things my Pawpaw said about "the Japs."


my Grandpa also fought in the Pacific

the were plenty of stories that he would tell me while we were fishing in his old Jon boat that probably shouldn't have been told to a 10 year old


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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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still making memories with my 93 year old grandma
Hopefully in Wisconsin this has a different connotation than in Alabama or Arkansas.


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FLBooGoTigs1
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
Prom sounds like we had that in common. My moms entire family were Fruge's from Eunice. I remember going to their houses as a young kid and thinking I was in a foreign country. Both great grandparents spoke mostly Cajun French and my grandparent spoke it also. I remember good food though Gumbo's, Crawfish etoufees, and some others so no lard for this guy.


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Aubie Spr96
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
My paternal grandmother owned her own bakery and catering company. Needless to say, the woman could make a dessert. She was always hard of hearing. You basically had to yell at her the whole time.

My maternal grandmother was a country girl that raised 8 kids in a two bedroom house. I remember breakfast and dinner being amazing. She'd also wear that arse out with a switch.


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YOURADHERE
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
I have/had two very different sets of grandparents, complete polar opposites of one another.

My maternal grandparents both passed about 13 years ago, I miss them dearly. I mainly remember how well dressed my grandfather would be, anytime we'd go visit he'd often be up early in the morning working in his huge garden, always in a tucked in button up shirt, a pair of slacks, and some loafers. He'd finish his work, and spend a minimum of an hour showering, shaving, and tending his combover so not a single hair was out of place, and getting ready for the day. He didn't own a pair of blue jeans, and to my knowledge, never did. He wore a suit to church every Sunday. He was a long time LSU fan, holding the same season tickets for something like 50ish years, took me to my first game as well, LSU vs Vanderbilt, 1996 white out game. He was a WWII vet and didn't have a mean bone in his body. They've since passed, as well as my mother's two siblings, leaving her as the only surviving member of her family. What I miss the most was any time we'd be in town to visit my grandmother would cook a hugh Sunday lunch and the entire family would come over, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. She'd always send my parents back home with groceries(for some reason I remember it always being a TON of Scott toilet paper) and a stack of all the box tops she'd collected for me to turn in at school.


My paternal grandparents are the exact opposite. We'd see them about once a year, Christmas, and that was usually about it. They've always been cold and not very welcoming for as long as I can remember. We haven't seen or hardly spoken to them since my wife and I's wedding 3 years ago. We have a 7 month old daughter(their great grand daughter), that they've never met, and I doubt ever will. Having them be so shitty makes me miss my maternal grandparents even more.


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lsufan1971
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
My dads parents owned a furniture store. Back in the 80’s Dallas hosted the Furniture market and my grandparents brought me with them. We were staying at the downtown Hilton and were leaving one evening to go eat steak at Lawry’s steakhouse. We were hailing a cab and one pulled up, I went to open the door for my grandmother but some a-hole pushed her out the way to steal the cab. My grandfather grabbed the dude out the back seat and pummeled his arse and left him bleeding on the sidewalk. He told the guy he was lucky we had a reservation to get to or he would drag his sorry arse in the alley and gut him like a pig.

The old man was 62 or 63 at the time but tough as nails. He told me on the way to the restaurant “son never let another man put his hands on your woman and not live to regret it.” He was a baws baw. Miss you pawpaw.

Cool note Mr T was at Lawry’s that night eating with his entourage. Dude had more gold around his neck than stored at Fort Knox.
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Shellbeacher
Member since Jul 2020
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
Chocolate gravy??? I’ve NEVER talked to anyone else that was familiar with it. My grandmother has always made it, and thankfully still does!! Over homemade open face biscuits, with a couple big pats of butter!!


CAD703X
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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That they loved me, but what a spoiled unappreciative brat I was back then.
yeah i got that all the time too.


they weren't wrong.


CAD703X
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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She also always had a pack of Wrigley's Doublemint gum in her car


same.

and my granddad ALWAYS had a roll of cherry lifesavers by his easy chair.


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CMBears1259
Chicago Cubs Fan
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re: What do you remember most about your grandparents?
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Yep. All $20 bills in a mason jar.

We found another jar exactly like it in his closet that we didn't know about.

There are probably more that we will never find


Why can't I be closely related to a "hoarder" like this?


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