My dad's first career was in the US Air Force. And after serving over 26 years in the military, he retired in Oct 1981 and my mom, brother, and I went to live in Wisconsin, where he is from. I got married in Feb 1982. My little sister was born in 1984. After retiring, my dad went to learn and acquired the skills of a clock master. It is simply amazing at the knowledge he has and still is in demand for repairing and restoring clocks of all makes and models.
My dad's dad (Grandpa Sambs) is one of 9 children! And my most vivid memories of him are that he would call me "chum", sit me on his knee and give me tootsie rolls, dentyne gum or rye crackers :o)
My mom's dad (Lolo-Philippino for Grandpa) was a very fit man. I remember him having lots of energy. I was told that he helped take care of me when I was a very little baby. We left the Philippines, when my dad got an assignment to Massachusetts - and I was 3yrs old. It wasnt until we got an assignment back to Clark AFB, Philippines when I was 14yrs old, that I got to see him again.