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Awesome story Billy! You know how to spin a tale!
Thanks Mark. It’s been my experience that some the best stories come from the oldest people I’ve met. It’s easy to complain about how they tend to repeat themselves but I discovered something really interesting. Maybe they repeat themselves because we’re not really listening.
When I was in my twenties, I had the opportunity to spend time with my grandfather before he died because he got a little apartment in Atlanta to be near my grandmother while she was in the hospital.
I would drop by to visit and watch the Braves games with him. And when I would listen to his stories, I mean really listen and ask questions, it was like we both went back in time and he would remember new details and expand on the parts others had heard a thousand times.
Like the two old birds I described in this blog post, he was a WWI veteran too. And he was a great story teller with a sense of humor and positive spirit his whole life. Both my grandfathers were good storytellers and if I could only be half as good, I’d be happy. I get my first and middle name from them and I’m very proud of that.
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