Family Hysterical History – The Parents

Yesterday, I introduced you to stories from the childhood of my grandmother and her siblings, my great aunts and uncles. For today, I threatened promised stories of the parents, my great grandmother and great grandfather. I am making good on that threat promise, so here we go. First up is a story of how my family history is similar to the Trump family in one special way.

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Fred Trump Sr, Donald Trump, and my Great Grandpa. All draft dodgers. So proud. I really can’t blame Great Grandpa. He was from Germany, not a very peace-loving country at the time, and didn’t have a mean streak in him, except when it came to dogs.

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My Great Grandpa brought his sheep shearing skills to the USA, and he used them on my great uncles.

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He definitely wasn’t a barber, so how did he earn enough cash to feed 12 mouths in the house?

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My Great Grandma was worried about him? It was the dang horse that was falling. Whether or not he fell, the years took their toll on him.

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Sounds like he was a maple tree being tapped for syrup. My Great Grandma didn’t fare much better.

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What a cute couple with a tapped abdomen and oozing leg between them. I wonder what Great Grandma did about that leg when they went to the … Oscar Meyer beach???

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That was nice of my Great Grandma to take her hot dog kids to the beach and take time away from her favorite activities.

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The suggestion to my wife that she be more like my Great Grandma was not well received.

And that concludes my family history on my maternal grandmother’s side. I truly hope none of this is hereditary.

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