Mike Conaway - I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
[ Deathbed Gold Grandfather His Pocket Proud Sold Very Watch]
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Loren Eiseley - Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors.
[ Although Became Both Brother Farm Farmer Father Fundamentalist Grandfather His Preacher Professors Raised Turned Unsuccessful]
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Barbara McClintock - In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process.
[ Commented Did Grandfather Had Independent Lab Merits Peers Place Politics Process Research Reviewed Scientific Scientists Taught]
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Sogyal Rinpoche - My grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright wore a red sash on his wedding night. That is glamour!
[ Frank Glamour Grandfather His Lloyd Night Red Wedding Wore Wright]
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Vera Rubin - My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.
[ Because Enough Even Father Grandfather Grandmother Kid Know Make Money Mother Profession Really Something Stay Teachers Were]
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Anthony Wayne - Rock's so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather.
[ Child Good Grandfather Rock]
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- At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky, I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land. It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family.
[ Another Dispute Family Got Grandfather Honor Hundred Inches Kentucky Land Living Over Point Property Ran Really Shot Six Through Yards]
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- That was kind of scary. You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now, and then you're like, 'Why are we at risk? It's because my grandfather is in charge of all of this.' You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight.
[ Because Charge Eight Got Grandfather Job Kid Kind Little Magnitude Might Now Realize Really Risk Scary Sense Then Why]
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- My grandfather was a cop in Long Island. I often try to draw on things that I've heard about him.
[ Cop Draw Grandfather Heard Him Island Long Often Things Try]
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- My mother's side of the family was in the production side of theatre. My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for Neil Simon shows on Broadway.
[ Broadway Family General Grandfather Manager Mother Neil Production Shows Side Simon Theatre Vega]
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- Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.
[ Breath Generation Grandfathers Had More Our Out Run Running]
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- My grandfather was Catholic; my grandmother, Jewish. Crossing over from Bavaria, as immigrants to the United States, the ship started to sink. My grandmother jumped overboard. My grandfather followed, to save this girl he had never met.
[ Catholic Crossing Followed Girl Grandfather Grandmother Had Immigrants Jewish Jumped Met Never Over Overboard Save Ship Sink Started States United]
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- My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find political freedom in the United States.
[ Find Fled Freedom Germany Grandfather Had Political States United]
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- My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played.
[ Australia China Earth Ever Every Game Grandfather Mom Parents Played Probably Side Soccer Travel Went Would]
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- Just because someone's dead doesn't mean it's over. My grandfather died more than 25 years ago, but I still think of him a lot and smell his smell.
[ Ago Because Dead Died Grandfather Him His Just Lot Mean More Over Smell Someone Still Than Think Years]
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- My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.
[ Grandfather Pentecostal Preacher]
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- You were only truly patriotic if you had a laborer for a grandfather and were glad of it.
[ Glad Grandfather Had Laborer Only Patriotic Truly Were]
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- When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
[ Accents Adopting Died Grandfather Great Hands Hero Him His Homage Myself Really Remind Some Sort Started War]
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- I met Patricia Neal, John Houseman. But I loved my grandfather because he was this kind, talented man.
[ Because Grandfather John Kind Loved Man Met Neal Talented]
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- Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice.
[ Behold Earth Feeble Grandfather Great Hear Lean More Once Spirit Voice]
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- You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me.
[ Been Clouds Come Drought Earth Gave Grandfathers Had Killed Power Rain Riding See Six Storm]
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- My grandfather taught me generosity. He sold snow cones in Harlem. I went with him at 5 and he let me hand out the change and snow cones. I learned a lot in the couple of years that we did that.
[ Change Couple Did Generosity Grandfather Hand Harlem Him Learned Lot Out Snow Sold Taught Went Years]
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- Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.
[ Business Could Doing Followed Grandfathers Known Merely Our Principles Tenth Us Well Were]
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- You come on as a guest. You don't get the girl anymore. But that is our lives. You start off as the boyfriend, then you are the lover, then you are the husband, then you are the father, and then you are the grandfather.
[ Anymore Boyfriend Come Father Get Girl Grandfather Guest Husband Lives Lover Off Our Start Then]
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- One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age - at the age of 38 in fact - he changed course and decided to become a doctor.
[ Actually Age Become Better Changed Course Decided Doctor Fact Gone Grandfathers Having Late Minister Out Serve Very Would]
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- My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
[ Acoustic Dancing First Gave Girls Grandfather Guitar Old Painted Palm Trees]
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- I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.
[ Ancestor Binary Birth Computer Entire Grandfather Live Nightmare Option Other Piano Player Refuge See Than Where World Yes]
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- My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
[ Competition Credit First Grandfather Group Kinds Less Much Once Take Those Told Try Two Were Work]
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- My grandfather was a very elegant individual. My father also. He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba. In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could. But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they cared for how they looked.
[ Also Cared Could Cuba Elegant Farmer Father Go Grandfather Had How Individual Lawyer Looked Miami Out Saw Time Very Whenever Wherever Work]
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- Our parents came home one day and heard us, and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us.
[ Came Day Grandfather Heard Home Our Parents Radio Them Thought Told Us]
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- If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
[ Before Grandfather Had Hidden Him His Humble Jesus Known Soul Stood Within Would]
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- When my first child was born in 1962, I wrote a letter to my grandfather telling him how happy I was but how concerned; concerned because there were so many visions which were not very good.
[ Because Born Child Concerned First Good Grandfather Happy Him How Letter Many Telling Very Visions Were Which Wrote]
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- This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of... well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me.
[ Depressing Fine Grandfather Minister Protestant Rather Say Scots Sort Well Were]
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- But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember - that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer.
[ Earn Failure First Grandfathers His Just Living Man Pioneer Profession Remember Section Theirs Thing Were Whatever Writer]
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- I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather, the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain of those who served our nation and that he expected me to be a new and strong link in the same chain.
[ Am Chain Continuous Ever Expected Founder Grandfather Had His Kingdom Legacy Life Link Mindful Nation New Our Perceived Said Same Served Strong Those]
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- My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from.
[ Close Come Dealt Eyes Grandfather Life Lot Priest Remember Spirituality Voodoo Where]
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- My role model was my grandfather. He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful you are you have a responsibility to help others.
[ Feeling Grandfather Help How Instilled Matter Model Others Responsibility Role Successful]
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- More and more, when I single out the person out who inspired me most, I go back to my grandfather.
[ Back Go Grandfather Inspired More Most Out Person Single]
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- I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality.
[ Anything Conceive Grandfather Mind Reality Taught Your]
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- I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.
[ Actress Got Grandfather Great Had Her Inherited Kid Knew London Lot Mother Politician She Sort Started Talent Think]
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- My grandfather was not a musician but he was an artist - a painter, a decorative painter.
[ Artist Decorative Grandfather Musician Painter]
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- My grandfather, on my father's side, helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China. He was a fairly well-known scholar.
[ China Constitutions Draft Fairly Father First Grandfather Helped Scholar Side Well-Known]
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- I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
[ Am Concerned Grandfather Grandson His Know More Much Will]
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- You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
[ Grandfather Growing How Matter Own Tall Your]
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- The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich.
[ Afford Ancient Attention Classical Could Day Enable Enjoyment Get Give Grandfathers Languages Literature Lives Made Our Out Past Rich Schools Student Sufficient Teaching Time]
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- Who wants to be married to a grandfather?
[ Grandfather Married Wants]
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- We're seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They're not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing.
[ Calling Catholics Community Counseling General Grandfathers Healing Here Just Larger Lawyers Looking Ministry Much Others Seeing Suing Their Too Us]
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- My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.
[ Comics Earliest Family Grandfather Had Heading His Insert Memories Newspaper Nyc Paper Publisher Reading Some Straight]
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- I created the Women's Federation for World Peace in order to restore all that woman originally lost. You American women don't need a man in the position of grandfather, parents, husband, elder or younger brother. You only need the true Adam.
[ Adam American Brother Created Elder Federation Grandfather Husband Lost Man Need Only Order Originally Parents Peace Position Restore True Woman Women World Younger]
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- I've been writing about my boyhood, when I was a little kid back on my grandfather's farm where we didn't know about black widow spiders or all that stuff. But writing about that is so easy.
[ Back Been Black Boyhood Easy Farm Grandfather Kid Know Little Spiders Stuff Where Widow Writing]
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- Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
[ Against Every Fathers Friends Generation Grandfathers Makes Revolts]
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- I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born, but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house.
[ Because Before Born Could Died Good Grandfather Grandmother Had House How Memories Never Old Piano Play Saw She]
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- Until I was four years old I lived in the house of my paternal grandfather, about two miles from the pretty little village of Wallace, at the mouth of the river of that name.
[ Four Grandfather House Little Lived Miles Mouth Name Old Paternal Pretty River Two Until Village Wallace Years]
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- As a father and grandfather, I have witnessed firsthand the joy of new life entering the world. I know the pain and apprehension that goes along with premature births and birth defects.
[ Along Apprehension Birth Births Defects Entering Father Firsthand Goes Grandfather Joy Know Life New Pain Premature Witnessed World]
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- Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease.
[ Alzheimer Cure Deteriorate Devastating Disease Family Find Grandfather Horrible Must Painful Watch]
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- I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie.' 'Which one?' I said. He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?
[ Betty Grandfather Grandparents Movie Name Phoned Said Saw Shouted Which Your]
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- I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years. My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802, and my great- grandfather and his father were both killed in gunpowder explosions.
[ Almost Ancestors Been Both Business Come Dangerous Explosions Family Father Grandfather Gunpowder Here His Killed Started Very Were Years]
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- My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four. My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week; they were film buffs, so I guess it just rubbed off on me. And now it's kind of become a way of life for me.
[ Actor Become Begging Father Film Four Grandfather Guess Her Just Kind Least Life Mother Movies Now Off Rubbed Saw Told Two Way Week Were]
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- My grandfather was in a barbershop quartet and my grandmother was in a gospel quartet with her sisters.
[ Gospel Grandfather Grandmother Her Quartet Sisters]
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- Well I'm a third-generation musician. My Grandfather's a musician and my father and mother were both musicians and so I'm a musician. It was just natural that I should be a musician 'cause I was born into the family.
[ Born Both Cause Family Father Grandfather Into Just Mother Musician Musicians Natural Should Well Were]
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- My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
[ Along Carnegie Father Grandfather Large Philanthropy Pioneer Practiced Scale Then Very Which]
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- My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
[ Both Brooklyn Grandfather Navy Uncle Worked Yard]
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- It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization, from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
[ Amazing Down Folks Franklin Grandfather Invoking Keep Name President Privatization Quite Really Roosevelt Supporting]
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- My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America. I grew up with him. I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen table while he cooked at the other end.
[ America Before Came Chef Cooked End Grandfather Grew Him Homework Kitchen Other Sicily Table Up Used While]
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- We need to work our level best in this legislative session to help grow Montana's economy, so that grandchildren can stay in Montana, grandchildren can visit their grandmother and grandfather by driving across town, not flying across the country.
[ Across Best Country Driving Economy Flying Grandchildren Grandfather Grandmother Grow Help Legislative Level Montana Need Our Session Stay Their Town Visit Work]
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- When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs.
[ Front Give Grandfather Him Nickel Out Porch Sing Sister Sit Songs Used]
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- Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages.
[ Ages Back Civilization Dark Does Everybody Few Grandfathers Lasted Long Really Take Thinks Time Us Very]
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- My grandfather was running Hillcrest Country Club, and that's where a whole group of Hollywood comedians hung out.
[ Club Comedians Country Grandfather Group Hollywood Hung Out Running Where Whole]
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- The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles - and they often die very quickly in the script.
[ Die Get Grandfathers Offers Often Quickly Script Uncles Very]
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- I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told me about the carnage of the First World War, which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history.
[ Carnage First Forget Grandfather History Human Massacres Remember Stories Tend Told Vividly War Which World Worst]
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- A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments my grandfather used in the Confederate Army, but a minister says pretty much the same thing today that a minister would have said back then.
[ Army Back Confederate Doctor Grandfather Minister Much Never Prescribe Pretty Said Same Says Then Thing Today Treatments Used Would]
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- Three of my children are medical doctors, they know at least a hundred times as much about your body as my grandfather knew, but they don't know much more about soul than he did.
[ Body Children Did Doctors Grandfather Hundred Knew Know Least Medical More Much Soul Than Three Times Your]
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- There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the '50s and '60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young.
[ Age Because Bring Coming Daughters Grandfathers Grandmothers Grew Hear Heard Now See Songs Sons Their Up Us Were Young]
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- I'm from Chicago. My grandfather was a policeman, and my aunts are married to policemen.
[ Aunts Chicago Grandfather Married Policeman Policemen]
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- I don't mind being a grandfather; I've been a mother for so many years. You just can't believe what it's like being a father. Especially when you come out of the chaos of the road to getting married and having children.
[ Been Being Believe Chaos Children Come Especially Father Getting Grandfather Having Just Many Married Mind Mother Out Road Years]
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- My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.
[ Also Before Born Church Father Go Got Grandfather Happened Harbor Hawaii His House Husband Over Pearl Planes Ran Right Roof Teenager Up Watched]
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- Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought. I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives.
[ Dad Except Give Grandfather Growing Helped His Involved Negatives Photography Print Second Thought Up Work]
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- I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous.
[ Famous Felt Grandfather Pressure Uncle]
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- My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young, but I spent every summer with my grandparents, and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview. He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small farm with some cows and some pigs. I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff, so that's a part of me.
[ Angeles Cows Every Farm Feeding Fields Grandfather Grandparents Had Hogs Los Moved Parents Part Pigs Plowing Railroad Really Remember Retired Small Some Spent Stay Stuff Summer Young Youth]
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- A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.
[ Ago Babies Baby Big Born Boys Carrie Even Girls Grandfathers Grandmothers House Laura Left Little Long Ma Mary Pa Perhaps Small Their Time Today Very Were Wisconsin Woods]
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- My grandfather on my mother's side was a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; my other grandfather was a lawyer, and one time Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
[ Engineering Grandfather House Institute Lawyer Massachusetts Mechanical Mother Other Professor Representatives Side Speaker Technology Tennessee Time]
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