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  • "Think ahead-you will stay ahead" and "Life is not about what you want, it's dealing with what you don't have" They both lived through the Depression. Both came from Russia to America to live a better life. They lived a simple life and enjoyed the finer things in life by working hard and providing the best that they could for a family that consisted of eight children in a two bedroom house with one bathroom(no shower)
  • manners.
  • do not live luxury life like europiun or USA peoples in your life because they are responsible for poverty of earth?simplicity itself a style.
  • Always be nice to people even when they aren't. I may never meet that goal, but I try.
  • You want to live so you can be proud of the person you have to look at in the mirror.
  • Do not put pins in the electrical outlet.
  • Be independent
  • treat each day as a gift from God, and never ever take anything for granted.
  • All my grandparents were dead before I was even born so I didn't exactly learn anything from them. :[
  • Good manners and fishing and fixing things, a little strict but I think we need more of that today...oh yeah and how to cook and eat good food..homemade tc
  • That it doesn't really matter what you say, it's what you do. My great-grandmother was an amazing lady...an Appalachian "granny". You would have thought she was the meanest, awfullest woman in the world. She would tell people off at the drop of a hat and never had a kind word to say to anyone....yet children and animals loved her. She would scowl at the kids walking past her house on the way to school, but they'd all come up and give her a hug as she'd tell them to leave her alone...and steal a candy from out of her apron pocket as they did so. (She kept candy there for them to find.) She would call the dogs and cats every foul name under the sun, but she walked home often with stray animals following her back. She never turned them away.
  • Listen to the end of what a person has to say before you react. Spread love and kindness around you it makes the atmosphere nicer to live in.
  • Hey there, You should know even though you never met them and you may not understand how to visually see them. We inherit traits from our parents, your grandparents are there seen through you parents. If you ask them what they were like and then study mom and dad or brothers and sisters of them you will see signs of your grandparents in them all, and slowly start to understand why they are who they are. hope this helps tc
  • keep your pants zipped up into you gotta piss,
  • Don't outlive your children.
  • "poor old grandad, i laughed at all his words. i thought he was a bitter man, he spoke of women's ways. they'll trap you, and they'll use you before you even know. But love is blind, and you're far too kind, don't ever let it show! I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger, I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was stronger." Not exactly my grandparents. But hey.
  • My grandmother once said, "don't let your deafness stop you from living a normal life, you are truly capable of doing anything but hear"...
  • When I was younger, I used to spend the weekends at my grandmothers. I was a spoiled little thing and always knew I could get my way. Sometimes, when I didn't, I would get really mad at her and say horrible things. I remember her saying one time to me, after I had yelled at her for some stupid reason, that I would be sorry about the way I treated her when she was gone. I always said that I wouldn't. Low and behold, she's been gone two years and whenever I think of her, I am terribly sorry.
  • my grandpa always said: the only thing worse than finding a worm in your apple is finding half a worm.
  • It's not exactly what my grandpa said, but what he did. When he was my age, (20) he threw bullets into a fire and the fire got so hot that he ended up shooting himself in the leg because of it. When ever something went wrong he said, "well at least you didn't shoot yourself in the leg."
  • to live life to the fullest... do everything you want to doas soon as you can because you never know when it's going to be your last day
  • My grandmother taught me everything. How to bake (my mother hates to), how to make an amazing salad (because noone makes a salad like her), manners (and not everyday stuff but the important old time ones that are dying out), the importance of communication, the importance of silence, the importance of talking (we are Italian), and the importance of listening. She taught me about God's love, and how to truly worship Him, and His Son. She taught me about Jesus's most precious mother. She taught me the importance of reading the Bible and going to Mass (not just on Sundays). She taught me the importance and the power of prayer. The most important thing she taught me was a life lesson strengthened as all life lessons are in dying. How love can conquer all. She forgot her children's names, she forgot her sister's name and she would still remember mine. She forgot the name of her nurse who was with her every hour of every day. And even when she would forget my name... Not remember who I was... That smile she had for me... still helped me remember. My Grandmother's greatest lesson was her love. RIP. I love you.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned. Always remember to switch off the lights and make sure you never waste water or food.
  • not much. they're crazy *Looks up and asks for forgiveness* but they really are. they taught me that I should get a shower and don't eat anything they cook because their food is weeks old...I had an interesting childhood I'm starting to realize...
  • when you get to pick your own switch go for the big one, it's harder to swing
  • they told me that women get pragnant by doing kiss.
  • Always wash behind your ears
  • ...her name was Ida Mae...only grandparent I had...she lived independently in a small house near Camelback Mountain (in Arizona)...& she drove into her 80's...she taught me how to make Sun tea...taught all her grand-kids how to sew...a lesson lost on me...but the most lovely thing I ever sewed was at her home...a hand stitched heart with ruffles filled with cotton. She was my role model for a life lived independently... What have you learned from your grandparent(s)?
  • that your kids will judge you and treat you based on the things you do...
  • he told me to 'always watch your 6'.
  • manners, that it is a sin to waste food.
  • Something about eating all my food or she was going to send it to the starving kids someplace else in the world. I dont think they would have eaten her cooking either. LOL
  • Manners and to pay attention when being told something
  • My grandfather taught me how to fish.
  • Don't hide their false teeth or you won't get any lemonade.
  • Don't live larger than your paycheck!
  • um. Watch your weight. Yeah, it made me mad. Thats degrading.
  • To stay clear of Orangemen.
  • Thank God for everything you got before its too late.
  • They both taught me what it felt like to be loved.
  • To not take youth and health for granted. My grandpa once told me he dreamed about simple things like being able to run again, and that really struck me.
  • Don't trust the government. And they are proven right every day.
  • She created my ear filtering system. She has many complaints about me, on whatever I do because we're of totally different characters. I just "hear, but not listen" and start thinking about other things :P
  • save 25% of your income. Work for 40 years. Retire and live for 10.
  • That marriage is highly overrated. My grandparents actually got divorcd a few years ago, and it completely killed my desire to get married. Whose GRANDPARENTS of all people get divorced? I just wondered what after all these years wasn't working anymore? It made me realize that if my own grandparents can't make it last, then what hope is there for me? It may not have been a lesson they WANTED to teach me, but just seeing their marriage erode just made me ask myself if marriage is even worth the effort.
  • feint heatr never fu**ed fair maiden, my grandmother said that
  • How to tie my shoe laces.
  • my grandma (God bless her forever) was a wonderful mother who was all about her children, grandchildren. she was loving and patient, kind and always enjoyed spending time with us. she was a modest cook who fed us till we'd burst at every special occasion. she taught me to cook, sew, knit, crochet, garden, sing, clean, but most importantly she taught me how to offer unconditional love and affection. she was a saint.
  • In my family, most lessons are taught by example. Hard work, honesty, and enjoying life.
  • Dont bother with arse holes.
  • My Granddad taught me to value my family, it's just a shame that nobody taught him the same.

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