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The Gipsy by humon The Gipsy by humon
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My grandmother is a strong woman who has had quite an eventful life.
Part of her family came from Spain, so she was the only child in her class with brown eyes and dark hair, which earned her the name "the gipsy". She had five brothers and no sisters, so girly things never really interested her and she had no dreams of getting married and having kids.

But she met my grandfather, a woodworker who later turned to robbery, with whom she married and had two daughters. It was in a day and age when most men from the lower middle class beat their wives, and one day when they had a fight he punched her in the face. She balled her hand in a fist and punched him right back just as hard. He never tried to hit her again.

When he died she never even tried to find another man. "I don't mind my own company, and I've done my national service when it comes to men" as she says.
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wannabedesi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thank you for sharing that piece of personal history Humon. I love family stories and my family shares alot of history. :)
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bafflinglycrazy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Artist
I like her already!
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TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
She sounds like a great person.
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LlamaTeamPro Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing woman.
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TheStitchinSprite Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Wow, your grandmother sounds like one hell of a lady. You're lucky to have someone like that in your life.
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leaderofmoonclan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
great story ^^
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CelticChick Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
your grandmom sounds like a stand up lady i tip my hat to her.
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black-cat16 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
It's an amazing person. I wish more women would beat their husbands back when they dare to do it. Wives would teach those bastards to behave properly.
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sadiepup Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she sounds like a cool woman ^^
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Raygreens Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
when you've bungled all you bangles and your loved ones have been mangled, listen to the jingle jangle of my gipsy tambourine! Sorry the temptation was too strong. But seriously your grandma seems like an interesting person.
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