Grampa's Say the funniest things

True stories about my grampa:

The teaser - When he was 94 or so years old we were sitting around Mom's house chatting about things and the subject of inherited traits comes up. I looked at grampa and said "gramps, I know one thing I inherited from you!"

"What's that AJ?" he says. said, "Look at you gramps, you have a full head of hair at 94, I'm 54 and I still have all my hair also!"

Gramps does his double take and says, "That's right AJ but you'd have been a lot better off if you'd inherited my brains..!"

Gramps was a sharp dude and his storytelling philosophy came from the Mark Twain era, "why ruin a perfectly good story with the truth!" His life was full of these vignettes. I could go on for hours reciting them.






4 Bleus handed suspensions over World Cup walkout

AFP France international striker Nicolas Anelka's international career all but officially came to an end Tuesday as he received an 18match ban for his foulmouthed outburst at then coach Raymond Domenech in the World サマンサタバサ 財布 アウトレット Cup, a French Football Federation disciplinary commission decided.

The commission also handed out a fivematch ban to World GUCCI バッグ 2013新作 Cup captain Patrice Evra, 3 matches to vicecaptain Franck Ribery and one particular match to Lyon midfielder Jeremy Toulalan.

Eric Abidal, the fifth player referred to as before the commission Ribery was not present as his club Bayern Munich refused to release him and Anelka, as expected, did not show up convinced the commission that he was an innocent celebration and was absolved.

The five players had been referred to as COACH バッグ メンズ to appear モンクレール 新作 レディース ahead of the disciplinary commission over モンクレール 新作 レディース the strike that shamed the Planet Cup finals squad as they went on strike in protest in the expulsion from the squad of Anelka over his outburst at then coach Raymond Domenech.

Evra and Ribery have been summoned for not performing their duties correctly Southeastern preview COACH バッグ メンズ as captain and vicecaptain, Toulalan for getting responsible for wording the statement which was humiliatingly study out by Domenech, Abidal for refusing to play within the final group match against South Africa.

Anelka, who is suing L'Equipe newspaper for defamation for misquoting what he mentioned, had also been asked to turn up to explain his behaviour however the 31yearold will more than probably not be too discomforted by the ban as he had already サマンサタバサ バッグ 楽天 intimated that he would not play for France again.

The FFF had preferred to not summon all the クロエ サングラス 人気 squad members and had pinpointed the quintet as the サマンサタバサ ディズニー 財布 players most accountable プラダ 長財布 メンズ for the shambles which made France a laughing stock.

Former deputy managing director with the team JeanLouis Valentin was a single of those referred to as to provide evidence and also the only one to speak publicly without delay immediately after performing so.

Valentin, who was 1 シーバイクロエ バッグ アウトレット of the handful of to emerge with his dignity intact at the finals having プラダ 財布 新作 2013 quit in tears in disgust the day they went on strike, stated that he had discerned a genuine sense of remorse in the three players who had turned up.

"I sensed that the players are truthfully sorry, and been left damaged and mortified at what took spot, they have been conscious of a collective meltdown," stated Valentin.

"I think that now it's シーバイクロエ バッグ アウトレット imperative we turn the page グッチ 財布 メンズ 二つ折 and move on.

"I believe サマンサタバサ バッグ 新作 that to a certain extent there has been a really fine dialogue in there (in the commission) whihc lasted a somewhat lengthy サマンサタバサ 財布 新作 2013 time.

"As a lover with the French team, and as a supporter in the France group, I believe that Southeastern preview サマンサタバサ 財布 新作 2013 every single player has the right to a second opportunity."

All 3 GUCCI ネックレス メンズ players left the hearing devoid of commenting, Evra and Abidal climbing into automobiles with tinted windows even though Toulalan created サマンサタバサ バッグ 新作 do having a hassle-free old taxi.

Domenech, who the FFF are in search of to sack altogether from his contract with all the National Technical Direction (DTN) without paying him any compensation for what exactly is perceived to be behaviour unbecoming of a French national coach, exited the building プラダ バッグ トート The commission also handed out a fivematch ban to モンクレール 新作 レディース with out being noticed.

He had earlier attempted to prevent the massed media presence by running in to the サマンサタバサ バッグ 楽天 The commission also handed out a fivematch ban to COACH バッグ メンズ creating.

Other folks to possess provided proof incorporated former FFF president JeanPierre Escalettes and Domenech's assistant coach and Planet サマンサタバサ ディズニー バッグ Cup winning midfielder Alain Boghossian, now assistant to Domenech's replacement Laurent Blanc.