Grandfather's Advice

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  1. Bluesboy3

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    My Grandfather used to say: "wish in one hand, and spit in the other. See which one gets full first"....

    Any sage advice from your grandfather?
     
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    My grandfather said the same thing, but he spelled “spit” differently.
     
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    Ya, I had the PC Grandpa. We called him "Papa Marvin". He hated "Papa". He'd say in a gruff voice "call me Gramps".
     
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    "I wouldn't do that if I was you."

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    I became a grandfather myself a couple of years back. Mrs. German insisted I decide what I wanted to be called (I assumed it would work itself out). Backed into a corner, I put my foot down and insisted on “O.B.” (For Old B*st*rd).
     
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    I actually really like that.

    My sisters kids call my dad "bamby". Its cute now, but when they are teenagers, I don't want to them to be calling them that (not that its my business).
     
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    My granddad used to do gardening work for women who used to work in our chocolate factories. He was never short of sweets when we were kids so he took on a bit of an iconic status. He would hand us a candy and say 'you'll never catch a wasp with vinegar'.
     
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    My maternal grandfather died in 1944, eleven years before I was born. My paternal grandfather died when I was 5 in 1960. I never really had a grandfather connection. You are lucky!
     
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    Similar to.....when I was a sponsor for my grandson's Boy Scout efforts, each "patrol" had its own name. The adult men who went on camping trips with them were the O.F. Patrol......nice version?... Old Fogey's Patrol. Rude version? Old F*rt's Patrol. ;)
     
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    don't look up a dead dogs rear (used the other word)

    it was meant to mean 'don't go hoping some thing good is in something that doesn't have anything good in it.'

    kind of like don't get your hopes up.

    he used to beat the crap out of us when my parents weren't around... but, he was very generous.
     
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