"I'm actually glad to have known neither of my grandfathers. They both died before I was born, which I (and my parents) consider a blessing.
My paternal grandfather immigrated from Greece in 1932 with his parents and became a blacksmith/ferrier…"
"I've been blessed to know both my immediate grandpas, but also 2 great-grandpas. All of them are men as I believe men should be: rugged, hard working, and rough around the edges, while at the same time philosophical, well spoken, and…"
""I have two tickets to the Nutcracker (or whatever) - you seem like someone who would have fun going to something like that, would you please join me on (date and time)? It'll just be you and I, I'll have you back home by…"
"1. Learn to be quiet. 2. Show respect to authority instead of rebellion.
3. Don't idolize wannabe gangsters.
4. Work your butt off. Earn your bread.
5. Exhibit adherence to your values.
6. Do what you say and say what you mean.