Like the title says... Is ANYONE as tough/manly as their Grandpa?
I for one will admit that I am not even close. I look at all the "manly" things I have done in my life and it seems that my Grandpa (R.I.P.) "one up'ed" me across the board AND did most of it before MY DAD was even born.
Born in Memphis Tennesse
Grew up lower working class in the early 1980's.
Born in Clifton New Jersey
Grew-up starving poor in the Great Depression.
Late Teens/Early 20's:
Denied entrance into Navy because of medical history.
Took up Boxing then Jiu-Jitsu and did a handful of low-level amateur MMA fights in the very early 2000's...as a hobby.
Drafted into US Army.
Took a boat to the Pacific Theatre and fought in Manilla, Leyte and Guadacanal in WWII...as a soldier.
Went to college for 2years before getting bored and dropping out.
Dated for 3 years. Got engaged for 3 years and Married 2 years ago.
No kids yet. (Just a spoiled rotten pitbull.)
Always worked a full-time sales job since 19 years old.
Pay alot of bills for my mother since my father died unexpectedly last year.
Shaved with a Mach 3 until 30 years old. (Now use a Feather SS)
Favorite Drink: Chopin Vodka with Tonic.
Smoking: Used to enjoy an occassional expensive cigar.
In my early 30's. Still plan on living for several more decades.
Dropped out of highschool to work in a factory to support his sick mother.
Left factory to fight in WWII
Got married about 2 years from returning home from WWII.
Had 3 children. Supported family. Paid for 2 of them to go to college. (The other joined the military) Helped raise one of five grandchildren.
Worked 30+ years as a machinist and an electrician.
Shaved with a straight razor until not able to hold razor steady enough.
Favorite Drink: Seagrams Seven and Soda.
Smoking: Lucky Strikes later Unfiltered Camels until in his late 60's.
Passed away in his late 80's. (12 days after his one and only wife of 60+ years.)
Tattooed on over 70% of body. (All done completely sober)
Favorite Music: Heavy Metal
Languages: English only
Firearms: Several for Home Defense and Recreation
Favorite food: breaded Veal
Favorite Music: Polka
Languages: English and Polish
Firearms: (Not including military service issued.) One for Home Defense and shooting foxes near his vegetable garden (through the window from inside the house!)
Favorite food: Homemade beef stew
I think out of ALL the comparisions, the only one I win at is the music. (The extensive tattoos and the volunteer firefighter job MAY be draw AT BEST.)
SO, I AM WONDERING IF ANYONE IS TOUGHER/MANLIER THAN THEIR GRANDPA?