Originally Posted by LPBeier
If you could meet anyone (for the first time), living or dead, who would it be and what question(s) would you ask them?
That one is easy. It would be my grandmother on my fathers side. She passed away before I was born and I have always wanted to know her. She was the only grandparent I did not get to know.
I have heard many stories about her and she sounds like a fascinating and hilarious woman. I will share two of my favorite stories here that show why she is who I would pick.
It was the 1950's and she and my then young Aunt were downstairs in the basement of their NY home ironing. It was summer and very very hot. They did not have A/C so grandma decided to iron naked to try to beat the heat. The doorbell rings and grandma goes to answer to just as she is. My aunt yells "MOM are you going to answer the door just like that???" Oh you are right she says and goes and puts on a pair of boots sitting by the door and then answered it.
Grandma never knew how to swim. Once summer they were at the local public pool and she decided that she wanted to learn. So she climbed to the top of the high dive board, even though there was a low dive there. Her family yelled at her asking what she was doing. She said "There are lifeguards here. If I can't do it then they will save me." She then proceeded to jump off the high dive without hesitation and doggy paddle to the side.
What would I ask her? I would just want her to tell me anything she felt like telling me. Anything that came out of her mouth would be gold to me I am sure.