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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Old Photo Sunday


Today's photo is of my husband's paternal grandfather. Joe emigrated from Lithuania when he was around 10 with his mother and some sisters. His father had come earlier. We found Grandpa's passenger manifest at Ellis Island in NYC. What's interesting is that the father is listed as the person responsible for these new arrivals to the USA, but his last name is already different than that of his wife and children. Their surname changed again after that. Good thing ~ I wouldn't have been able to pronounce either of 'em. (Kind of like Mr. Spock's mother, for those who are familiar with classic Star Trek.)


Grandpa was a very handy guy - Nod has his old Shopsmith and we've a bookcase that Grandpa built. Nod's mom's house had a wooden lamppost that was made by Grandpa, too, until it finally rotted away. Professionally, Grandpa designed machines that punched out cardboard into patterns so that they could be folded into boxes.

Grandpa died in 1993 at the age of 99. He got his first tooth cavity and filling the previous year, and he always insisted that his habit of chewing on pork chop bones helped keep his teeth strong.

19 Comments:

At 8:55 AM, Blogger Janet said...

This reminds me of one of pictures that has somehow wound up on a greeting card with a random blurb over its head. You know the type I'm talking bout? Where do they get those pictures from anyway?

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Doug said...

Man, Grampa looks like he could beat up a lion.

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger sherle said...

Is grampa standing in a boat? ...a sandbox? ...some sort of staged setting? Your Sunday photos are always fun! ;-)

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Yesrie said...

Charles Atlas, stand back! (I say it's a beached boat.)
Yez

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger dddragon said...

Yesrie, I used Google's image search using "dddragon", and four of the first page of images were from my blog. My header image was the first thing up!

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger dddragon said...

oops, five of the images are from my blog. lol

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

That guy has muscles in his s--t!!

(Why did nobody tell me about the pork bones 25 years ago?)

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Yesrie said...

Having your blog header come up first must've been a rush! My image search (on Yesrie) is batting 1000: one result, a TEENY collage someone made for me in a forum years ago. But Google still asks about desire.
Yez

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

I knew some stuff about Nod's granddad, but have never seen this photo before.

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger AP3 said...

Good Lord, what a STUD! Seriously, those are huge muscles for that day and age.

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger I.M. Dedd said...

wouldn't wanna have that guy pissed at ME...:}

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger schnoodlepooh said...

Very cool photo.

Chewing on bones is good for my dogs' teeth, also. I think Grandpa had the right idea.

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Grandpa was one "buff" guy in his time...No wonder he lived so long!!

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger PI said...

In a much better condition than the old photos on my blog.
Very evocative.

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Sar said...

That's some cool history 3D. And wowzers he was one fit man. See Mark McQuire and Barry Bonds - that's how it's done!

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Grampa was sure built! He looks like he could lick a tiger, any day. He died when he was 99??? WOW! Maybe he was onto something with those porkchop bones!

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Love your Old Photo Sunday!

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger actonbell said...

That's some picture! Chewing on pork bones--whoknew?

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger karma said...

he looks soooo fine

 

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