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    Thailand Expat tomcat's Avatar
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    What did your grandparents do?

    mine:

    Maternal grandfather: engineer for municipal tram line
    Maternal grandmother: supervising nurse
    Paternal grandfather: floor manager in a factory
    Paternal grandmother (Nonna): housewife
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    Maternal grandfather: sailor, cook on merchant vessel (great sea stories)
    Maternal grandmother: waitress
    Paternal grandfather: strip coal miner (victim of black lung)
    Paternal grandmother: housewife
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    Maternal grandfather: military
    Maternal grandmother: housewife
    Paternal grandfather: transport Co. and then farmer
    Maternal grandmother (Nanna): housewife & farmer

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    Maternal grandfather: Fought in WW1 and returned to NZ and became a farmer
    Maternal grandmother: Housewife/farmer
    Paternal grandfather: Fought in WW1 and returned to NZ and became a farmer
    Paternal grandmother: housewife

    Both grandfathers fought in WW1, on returning to NZ their numbers were entered into a ballot where their names were drawn. Through the ballot they both were awarded plots of land of about 100 acres each in the Whakatane district. Both plots were across the road from each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barty View Post
    Whakatane district
    That's where my family originates from also.

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    Maternal grandfather: Engineer.
    Maternal grandmother: Housewife & part-time Textile work.
    Paternal grandfather: Fitter / Turner & Cabinet Maker. (2 occupations quite common back then).
    Paternal grandmother: Housewife.
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    Why does everyone have two maternal grandmothers??? I clearly come from an oddball family.

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    Hahaha oops... I cut 'n pasted from tom's, copied the error over.

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    Both grandpas: farmer/ fisherman

    Both grandmas: housewife/ farmer

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    Maternal grandfather: Fishermen
    Maternal grandmother: United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve)/Housewife
    Paternal grandfather: Tavern/Pub owner and landlord
    Paternal grandmother: Housewife (wheelchair bound due to contracting polio)

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    Airman in Australian Airforce
    Owned a Vineyard

    Engineer in Irish Army
    Housewife

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    I cut 'n pasted from tom's
    ...oops...error corrected...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...oops...error corrected...
    Damn it! I can't correct mine so now I look like some kind of idiot from a weird family*

















    *That's a joke before the obvious suspects start stating the obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barty View Post
    Whakatane district
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    That's where my family originates from also.
    Which paddock?

    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    I look like some kind of idiot from a weird family*
    Oh dear . . .

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    Maternal grandfather: Soldier in the Legion
    Maternal grandmother: Egg, dairy and cheese seller on a cart
    Paternal grandfather: Diplomat (yes, yea . . . a family thing)
    Paternal grandmother: Seamstress and then housewife

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Oh dear . . .
    *That's a joke before the obvious suspects start stating the obvious.
    Oi!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    I look like some kind of idiot
    .
    I guess so

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    Double oi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Maternal grandfather: military
    Maternal grandmother: housewife
    Paternal grandfather: transport Co. and then farmer
    Paternal grandmother (Nanna): housewife & farmer
    ...there you go...now you're just like the rest of us...

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    Maternal grandfather: professional poodle taunter
    Maternal grandmother: quarry
    Paternal grandfather: rocket scientist
    Paternal grandmother: astronaut

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    Paternal Grandfather: Print worker (Fleet Street)

    Maternal Grandfather: Coal miner (South Wales)

    Grandmothers: Housewives. (They didn't have homemakers back then.)

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    Army
    Textiles

    Supermarkets
    Admin office for supermarkets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Supermarkets
    Admin office for supermarkets.
    ...





    They meet at the pub then?

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    Don't know, 3 of the above passed before I was born.

    Supermarkets were passed onto Edmond Snr and brothers.

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    Paternal Grandad- jewellery manufacturer. Went bust, then worked at Cadbury for the rest of his working life. Alcoholic, embittered, jewish, wife beater- his kids hated him unfortunately.
    Grandmum- housewife
    Maternal Grandad- JCB operator. Came to England from Ireland during WW2, basically clearing out bomb sites. Taught himself to read and write. Much loved and respected alcoholic.
    Grandmum- housewife, & prolific breeder

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    Paternal grandfather Dentist
    Grandmother former nurse

    Maternal GF Not mentioned in polite conversation
    Maternal GM Ran a coach business.

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