Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
HouseCat BS: Grandpas are for (35) RE: BS: Grandpas are for 08 Oct 07


My father's father was a tall, straight, black-eyed Scots-Sioux who ran a hunting lodge on the UP of Michigan and worked on the railroad. He was a bit stern and scary and not very grandfatherly. I have old photos of him from his college days, around 1910-12, and he was as handsome a devil as ever lived, all suited out for football looking quite dashing. He married several times and each wife got progessively worse. My mother's father died before I was born, but how I wish I had known him. He was by all accounts an accomplished musician, self taught, a coal miner by day and a superb singer and guitar player by night. He was my mom's refuge from an emotionally, physically and mentally abusive mother in the days when everyone turned a blind eye. He died of black lung in 1952.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.