Sunday, August 16, 2015

Grandma and Grandpa Groves

We were able to visit with Grandma and Grandpa Groves at the end of our Oregon trip.  It's always fun to see them and witness their antics.  We spent a lot of time talking to them about Grandpa's life growing up in the projects of downtown LA.  As we were talking he would mention places that he and his brother Jimmy would go like the library or Chinatown or Echo Lake, and I would do a quick google search of those areas in the 1950s and show him the pictures it pulled up.  He was so amazed we could just pull up those pictures so fast and see the places he frequented as they were at the time. He told some funny stories of getting in trouble with the Chinese in Chinatown and sad stories about how he ran away and slept outside the library.  He would tell a story and Grandma would interject a detail or correct part of the story and it would make Grandpa mad, he would say, "She thinks I'm lying!"  The next time we see them Joel and I would like to  video them telling their histories and then I could transcribe the video and distribute it to the family. 

It's worthwhile to note that in the pictures without Mom, we are all smiling so hard because the sounds that were coming from her mouth in an attempt to get the kids' attention were both shocking and hilarious. 

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