Chapter Five Skillfully Problem Solve

My grandfather was a cheery old guy, despite all the hard times he’d lived through—the Depression in the 1930s, two World Wars, working at odd jobs from early morning until after dark because his small farm couldn’t support his large family, the death of two wives, and more. He’d gained a lot of practical intelligence from his many life experiences. He would tell us stories about difficulties he’d trouble-shooted on jobs, on his farms, and with people.

Grandpa came to live with us when I was a boy. If some difficulty arose, he’d shake his head and say, “Yup, life is one darned thing after another.” Then he’d say, “Let’s see what we can do to remedy this.”

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