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22-12-2012, 05:16 PM (This post was last modified: 23-12-2012 12:45 PM by ghostexorcist.)
RE: The Remembering Place
My maternal grandfather died a little over a month ago. He was an engineering machinist for a leading food manufacturing company for over 30 years. Many of the gadgets that he created were pilfered by various competing companies after the patents unfortunately ran out. Any time that he happened to create a new assembly machine or fix an existing one with a major problem, representatives from sister companies from all over the world (most predominantly northern Europe) would come to study his techniques. Many of the top engineering machinists that currently work at the company were his apprentices.

Although he was introverted by nature, he was a very funny man. His sense of humor would be considered dry by some, but the fact that he delivered many of his zingers with a straight face made what he said even funnier. He was known as the "king of puns" at work. For example, he once taped a 9 volt battery to a packet of salt and left it on his supervisors' desk. His superior racked his brain all day trying to figure out what exactly it meant. He later called my grandfather to his office because he knew that he was the most likely culprit. When asked what it meant, my grandfather replied: "it's "assault and battery" (referring to the amount of work the maintenance shop had to put up with).

He also put his technical skills to good use in getting revenge on people. The parts room of their company was located at the end of a long corridor. Some unknown individual figured out that the button that you pressed to get service from one of the parts people would get stuck if you twisted it after pushing. This caused the bell to continue to ring. The person kept on doing it without ever getting caught. In response, my grandfather created an air cannon designed to shoot cocoa powder out of the ceiling if someone twisted the button. Needless to say, they found out who was doing it!

This is a picture of him and my grandmother:

[Image: gmaandgpa.jpg]

I used to draw funny pictures of him as various people, animals, or things just to get on his nerves. Here he is as Tinkerbell. I've previously posted it on here in the past:

[Image: tinkerlou.jpg]
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The Remembering Place - Percepticon - 20-12-2012, 12:36 PM
RE: The Remembering Spot - Chas - 20-12-2012, 12:50 PM
RE: The Remembering Spot - Percepticon - 22-12-2012, 04:10 PM
RE: The Remembering Spot - Anjele - 20-12-2012, 12:51 PM
RE: The Remembering Spot - Percepticon - 22-12-2012, 04:16 PM
The Remembering Spot - Erxomai - 20-12-2012, 01:06 PM
RE: The Remembering Spot - Percepticon - 22-12-2012, 04:20 PM
RE: The Remembering Spot - DLJ - 20-12-2012, 01:37 PM
RE: The Remembering Spot - Percepticon - 22-12-2012, 04:22 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - Percepticon - 22-12-2012, 04:54 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - ghostexorcist - 22-12-2012 05:16 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - Percepticon - 22-12-2012, 05:30 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - morondog - 23-12-2012, 03:18 AM
RE: The Remembering Place - Percepticon - 23-12-2012, 04:18 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - Vera - 23-12-2012, 07:44 AM
The Remembering Place - Erxomai - 23-12-2012, 10:25 AM
The Remembering Place - Erxomai - 23-12-2012, 10:25 AM
RE: The Remembering Place - morondog - 23-12-2012, 01:04 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - Vera - 23-12-2012, 01:13 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - Percepticon - 23-12-2012, 04:45 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - Peanut - 01-03-2013, 12:50 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - Peanut - 15-06-2013, 12:40 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - GirlyMan - 16-06-2013, 06:56 PM
RE: The Remembering Place - Chas - 17-06-2013, 05:51 AM
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