Grandfather Research Paper

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Time goes by, traditions change, families grow and some memories fade. I took the time to talk to both of my grandparents about their experiences throughout life and was truly shocked at how different things used to be. They both lit up as they spoke about the happy times and while talking about the tougher times it was evident that they both support and love each other.
My grandfather (Gene) was born in Keene, Kentucky on June 21, 1934; he remembers playing cowboys and Indians with his friends and siblings during World War 2. Compared to children now, kids used to always be playing outside while now kid’s eyes are glued to screens. There was a study done in 2012 that studied 8,950 children, only 51 percent of those children were reported
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While he was in the air force, he was able to attain his college education while he was serving for our country. While he was away, one of his sisters were killed and he was put on an airplane to be taken to where she died to meet with family and then went back to Kentucky for her to be buried. In 1957, Gene and his friends had gone out for a night together, everyone was having a grand time but when it came to getting back home, that’s when trouble began. All of his friends were drunk including the man at the wheel of the car; a terrible car accident was in their future. Gene was the only sober one in the vehicle yet he was not the one driving which led him to spend 6 months recovering in the hospital following the car accident that could have been avoided if he had just spoken up. Once he was all healed up, he moved to Florida where he ran a bakery and managed a moving company which set him up to meet his current wife, my grandmother to lead them to their happily ever after. His only problems after he had met Gini were losing sleep over here and spending all of his money on him. Throughout Gene’s life, he learned that honesty, integrity, and hard work will help you achieve anything you set your mind

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