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The “My Grandfather” video really pulls at my heart strings. The video tells the story of a grandson connecting with his family heritage and roots inspired by the lessons he learned from his Grandfather and how those lessons can be carried on through the rest of his life and the next generation. The video is meaningful to me, not only because I lost my own Grandfather just a few short months ago, but because of the relationship I see between my own Son and his Grandfather, my Dad. They have such a special bond that was forged immediately when my Son was born. As Grandpa, my Dad filled a void for my Son – a father figure and strong male role model. Someone he could look up to and and learn from.
One of my Father’s greatest qualities has always been his work strong work ethic – something passed down to him from my Grandfather. He’s never shied away from a hard days work. It’s something he learned from his own Dad. This life lesson really made an impact on me growing up, and I am glad this positive effect was passed down to my Son. Hard work pays off.
I love this old pic of my son with his Grandfather.
As a teenager, my boy spent many weekends under the hood of a car with his Grandpa. My Dad didn’t believe in paying someone to fix something, if he could do it himself. He shared his passion for working on cars and fixing things with my Son. He taught him a lot. Skills that not only came in handy when something brakes, but propelled my son into his career.
This ability to fix things and be self sufficient goes way back with my family. I remember how much I loved visiting the flea market with my Grandfather, as a kid. He liked picking up things that other people viewed as broken or trash, and turning them into something useful again.
It’s neat to realize the wisdom, lessons, and traits we pass on through the generations.
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