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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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:iconthejboy88:
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You have quite a colourful family history.
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Other1here Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mean "GYPSY" or "GIPSY"? My best friend is half Gypsy, but her ancestors are from Norway, not spain :P
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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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:icontexasdreamer01:
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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:iconthestitchinsprite:
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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:iconcelticchick:
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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:iconblack-cat16:
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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:iconsadiepup:
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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ImogeneDowne Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Aw i love this picture even more nowing its about your totally awesome grandma!
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:iconsorryfire:
sorryfire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like your grandmother, wish I could meet her :O
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Lyco-sidae Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Your grandmother seems to be a strong and interesting woman!
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xXXxWolfie-FiendXxxX Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She looks beautiful, and seems to have a very interesting story.
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:iconnemila:
Nemila Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us <3
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:iconanntheraven:
AnnTheRaven Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
She was a truly amazing woman!
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Mrs-Imperial-Bryant Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You have a very badass grandmother :D
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PrismaticAngel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
LOVE your Gran! Seriously, she hit him BACK?! How cool is that?!
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:iconjragin:
jragin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
:salute:
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gaarasgirl999 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Writer
:clap: I think everyone would agree with me in saying your grandmother was a woman who deserved to be respected and it would be amazing and an honor to meet her.
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Katjie01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
What an incredible story. Sounds like something that could make a great comic/book!
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andreshanti Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT person. Congrats to you family!
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:iconhighxtops:
HighxTops Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Sounds like a pretty kick ass woman
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:iconlp-chan:
LP-chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
wooooow...i want one like her too ;A;
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FlyingxMintxKalee Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :iconiloveitplz: your grandmother sounds like quite a person. :D
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SlaavenTamer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
That was the best life story I have heard in a while. Beautifully Awesome!
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DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your grandmother sounds awesome.:)
Oh, and if Danish think that dark eyes and hair are Gupsy-ish, they should never come to Greece.According to them, we are full of gupsies!!!!:XD:
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Himaru47 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Writer
I looove her story
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:iconrennakid62:
rennakid62 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your Grandmother is my new hero hahaha what an amazing woman she must be! :D
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JeseniaVLopez Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You go girl!! :hug: Your grandmother would be my bestfriend!!! She showed that man.
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tehfangirlotaku Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really hate to be a troll here, i hope this doesnt strike anyone the wrong way, but...
you spelled gypsy wrong.
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RogueWarrior869 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's technically correct as well.
2. Gipsy - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America) (The freedictionary.com, and google)

I'd recommend looking it up first before you comment. I've had it happen to me as well. Oh, and your comment is in no way trolling, trust me, I know trolls and even wanna-be trolls.:iconseriousstareplz:
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tehfangirlotaku Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i did look it up first, lol. i guess google is not very trustworthy, huh? lol
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RogueWarrior869 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not for these things. Been in that boat before, twice. Wikipedia is usually better, as is dictionary.com. If I got that url right.^^;
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tehfangirlotaku Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oy, thats what i get, i suppose.
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:iconroguewarrior869:
RogueWarrior869 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nah, just don't rely on google results, like I did, twice. >_<
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princhi1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think it could be spelled that way too.
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Darkflame728 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your grandmother is a strong woman. If my husband hit me in the face a would truthfully hit him with a bat. I can't hit hard. :)
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Nichy27 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Your grandma is awesome! And you're fourth Hispanic? Cool! (if the theory that most Spanish jews are hispanics who switched religion is true, I'm half, so we're awesome! :P )
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draakei Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I bet if your grandmother had punched your grandfather first, only to have been punched back, nobody would be saying 'girl power!' or whatever.
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:iconnime-chan:
nime-chan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Did you not read the part "in the days where most middle-class men beat their wives"? It's a story about how someone did not allow themselves to be a victim. Of course, domestic abuse on men happens as well, but you missed the point so far you'd be disqualified in an archery tournament for sheer incompetence.
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draakei Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I did, I'm just replying to the group of woman supremacists. Not the actual artwork.
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Huntra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Then reply to the femenazis and not to the picture
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Dupreewolf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Your grandmother sounds freakin' awesome.
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Tucedaay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your grandmother sounds like one intense woman! Love it.
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kayanne21 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If that story about hitter her husband back had the genders reversed there would be a shit storm in the comments...

She does sound pretty badass though.
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ParanoiaPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, as the story points out, reversing the genders would have made that a perfectly normal occurrence for the time. The point is simply that she wouldn't lie down when most other women of her time would. She's one tough woman. ^^;
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kayanne21 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She certainly sounds like one. ^_^
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