Unfortunately my grandpa passed away years ago due to a massive stroke so I never had the opportunity to grasp what a truly incredible human being he was while he was still alive.
I knew that he was a professional waiter, he was eclectic, he was always the life of the party, and he was frugal as hell.
I heard stories about how he and my grandma moved to Florida and bought a motel with no prior experience running a motel just because “all the Germans were doing it.”
I heard stories about how they’d pay cash for all the different houses they bought.
But it never sunk in and resonated with me that my grandpa was a bad ass when it came to money until the other night when we went out to dinner at a famous, local steak house.
The prices were crazy, (and the only reason why we went was because we had a.gif"text-align:center;">* * *
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Awesome post, Marc. It was really interesting to read about your grandpa. He sounds like he was a helluva guy and I’m sure he would be proud of what you are working to achieve and accomplish. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for reading Cody. I hope to read something new on your blog soon!
Wow. What an interesting man. I really like how, as an adult, your perspective of him is “real” yet still so full of awe and love. (Ok, I cried a bit.) Great post.
Thanks for reading and thanks for the kind words! I cried while I wrote it and my mom cried too when I showed it to her before it went live. I know I was onto something.
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