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carol27
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Re: My Wife's Gran....
Jan 28, 2017, 20:35
Sin Agog wrote:
I feel like one of the biggest missed opportunities of my life was not getting to know my granddad on my mum's side well enough while he was still alive. He was someone who would rather smile than talk. It was only last week I found out that he was a vegan conscientious objector during WWII before being forced to work in an abattoir for a year after coming out of jail. Then there was the fact that he was a prominent member of the Ramblers Association who adored nothing more than hiking twenty-five miles to the nearest barrow (he ultimately developed a hunchback from all the hiking, so beware!). Looking through the shaggy remnants of his library, it's loaded full of my kind of reads: Richard Jefferies, H.G. Wells, Casanova's complete memoirs, Fanny Hill (filthy beggar!), Turgenev, even saw Burroughs' sci-fi novels in there. It's insane how much we have in common, and yet all I saw while he was alive was that sweet smile and figured there wasn't much more to him beneath it.


Ah, I never knew my grandad cos of WW II but gran told me he refused to bear arms. He was a stretcher bearer & got blown up doing that. He was 33. My gran' s hair turned white within the year. I've recently found an old photo of him & my middle son is his image. He was called Albert. Both yours & mine so brave.
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