Answered 30 months ago
My grandfather. He was a self educated man, who read EVERYTHING. He was the kindest, gentlest person you would ever meet, yet he commanded respect everywhere he went. He was a construction worker and my grandmother worked the cosmetics counter at Lord & Taylor. Together, they somehow eked out a living, in a one bedroom apartment in Mount Vernon/Bronxville NY. My father slept on a day bed. I always admired my grandfather because he commanded respect with kindness and wisdom. Those are qualities I still aspire to have today. If I can be half the man my grandfather was, I would consider my life a success.
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5 weeks ago
Even though saying something like "I most admired my hardworking parents and wise grandparents as a child" is expected, I am breaking that tradition. I did not admire my parents when I was growing up. I looked to them for money and shelter and maybe a bit of advice (that I never followed). I definitely never admired my grandparents; I saw them all as insane old people who gave me lame birthday presents. Really, grandma, cat pajamas? I'm pretty sure I admired Disney princesses and supermodels as a little girl. And Britney Spears..definitely admired her.
7 months ago
Growing up I didnt really understand much of what was going on around me. My mother really wanted me to be smart and like other children. Somtimes she beat me. My father stood up for me and wanted me to be able to succeed at whatever I possibly could. Norma, my sister, she was more loved by my mother because she was normal and smart. So I guess as far as my family went, I admired my dad for sticking up for me. Charlie Rupp
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