It's all too easy to forget that your grandparents, your great grandparents, and your ancestors before were full complex people who ran around town creating stories. Grandparents are so often framed as perpetually elderly sources of judgement and wisdom, and not messy and wild people who have their own tales of youthful abandon.
So, when we're able to catch nuggets and stories of yore, it's essential to document them so we can fully soak in just how wild people have been - since well, forever. Plus,
While on leave in NYC, my grandfather and some of his buddies went to see Frank Sinatra perform. They work their way to the front of the performance hall, right in front of the stage, and my grandfather yells "F*ck you, Frankie!" Then promptly ran for two blocks because the girls in the establishment were chasing him and his friends.