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Entertainment What did your great grandparents do for a living

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by BennyMuso, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. BennyMuso

    BennyMuso Limey MBE VIP Gold

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    My paternal grandparents made and sold ice cream. Them came over from Italy. :cool:


    Don't know what the others did. :dontknow:
     
  2. Lob Boblaw

    Lob Boblaw Well-Known Member

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    Engineer
    Rancher/Miner
    Business owner (ice delivery)
    Dentist
     
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    Caomhan Daddy, I need a job Gold

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    My great grandfather worked in supervisory positions with Jones & Laughlin Steel and U.S. Steel, and a few other minor companies before designing and building American Steel Company, which is still in operation. Oddly enough, he was less successful than his older brother, who was a founding junior partner with Andrew Carnegie (and got $50,000 worth of stock back then for it). Plus he was brother in law to the president of u.s. steel, and after he left there with Charles Schwab (the steel guy, not the investor) to form Bethlehem Steel they were pretty famous in their own right.
     
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    All of them sucked cocks for crack.

    That's what my pops told me.
     
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    Electrician
    Seamstress
    Delivered New York Daily Eagle in his own Truck to stores
     
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    fatness Well-Known Member

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    dirt farmers, 3 boxers on that side of the family...fishermen/buddhist monks on the other. i have the perfect genes...fighting skills + sharp, insightful mind
     
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    Paternal: Great Grandfather was a tailor by trade, he came to America from Italy, worked and saved to buy a stationary/candy store. Him and his wife worked in the store long hours. Supposedly he was famous in the neighborhood for his homemade lemon ice.

    Maternal: Great Grandfather was a traveling auditor and womanizer. He hung out at roller rinks picking up women. Eventually he left my Great Grandmother, who went to work for AT&T and worked at a managerial position.
     
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    BearShit I want to smell and taste your panty gusset

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    Grandfather worked at railroad
    Grandmother worked at a hospital in a kitchen

    My other Grandfather worked for General Dynamics building and creating missiles
     
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    Iowa, corn farmers
     
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    Illegal French immigrants
     
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    Grandfathers
    Draftsman
    Longshoreman

    My grandmothers had dinner ready when they came home.
     
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    Grandfather - Marine in WW2, came home and was disabled from getting shot up in Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal

    Grandmother - housewife

    They had no money and lived in a shithole in Brooklyn
     
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    I have no idea what my great grandparents did; I dont think humans had really invented writing by that time.
     
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    One set died before I was born from boozing the other were white depression era migrant farmers who became traveling children evangelist who put on religious puppet shows.
     
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    Maternal ranched in Oklahoma and paternal farmed in Missouri.
     
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    Maize and chile farmer in the Mesilla Valley;
    Southern Pacific Railroad (now Union Pacific)
    Grandmothers just stayed home and cooked and cleaned I suppose. :dontknow:
     
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    Greats? Honest to God....sheep and goat hearders in Greece. I have heard every goat f-er joke there is.

    Then their kids came on the boat to NY... one worked on the transcontinental railroad pounding spikes and later in a factory and then of course, like all good Greeks, eventually ran a diner with a parade of cousins who kept coming over.

    The other worked in a slaughter house in Chicago. Years later when I read, "The Jungle" it brought me to tears because that was his story. Don't know how he survived.
     
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    Farmers, all of them.

    Small farms in Ireland.
     
  20. Caomhan

    Caomhan Daddy, I need a job Gold

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    Small farms were all that the British left