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Posted: 11/23/2002 6:30:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2002 6:55:05 PM EDT by Valkyrie]
My Gandfather was up on the eve painting and was attacked by a nest of yellow jackets. He fell 14 feet to the ground on his face and head. He walked away with 15 stiches! He says that he can't be killed because since he was born he survived the following. Pneumonia 3 times before he was 4. Rickets twice. 4 concussions before he was 12. He went to the CCC and then was drafted and survived the Japs and their snipers, torpedoes and dive bombers. Came home and was buried 3 times in the coal mines of W. PA then went on to get past an Aortic Anuerism rupture and a heart attack. the guy is the toughest guy I have ever met! I hope to be as well as him at 80!
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 6:37:09 PM EDT
They just don't make'em like they used to! I can tell he would be fun to hang around with.
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 6:43:17 PM EDT
Now thats a REAL man [^]
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 6:47:34 PM EDT
Our superintendant on my last job was 77 years old. He could take sheet after sheet of 3/4" sheetrock and plywood up 3 flights of stairs when it broke 17-18 year old kids. Tough SOB.
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 6:47:53 PM EDT
You bet, one hell of a man. The damn yellow jackets and fall must have been a walk in the park.
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 6:53:17 PM EDT
Man this guy has stories that anyone would call bullshit but my Gandmother(honest as they come) has corroberated many of them. He says he wants his $450K from Disney because he was buried or stranded 2 times for cutting into a flooded mine, once for a cave , said he and another kept contact once by raping on a shaft sleeve that was an air course vent! Beleive it or not our family is from W. PA and I know the mine those guys were buried in! I actually shot my first deer maybe 1/4 miles from the flight 93 crash site. But anyway my grandfather is realy a strong man. He was involved in the Philipine Liberation and seen some heavy stuff. He was a medic. Carried an M1 Carbine and a 1911! Spent 5 months at sea on troop transports and hospital ships, has been to a miriad of ports and fought some serious battles. I hope to live up to him and my dad(Aircrew, US Navy Vietnam).
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 7:23:04 PM EDT
My grandfather is a WW2 vet. Extremely fit person throughout his life, started running marathons in his 60s... Roughly 7-8 years ago he was cleaning their roof from snow, had no safety rope and fell into the driveway going into the cellar, roughly 25ft from the roof edge. Well, he survived with broken bones. Now, 3 years ago when on a bicycle run, he was hit by a car, he spent a few months in hospital and has recovered 100% from the injuries.
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