about me

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by bobbygedd, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i was born at a very young age. in those days, it wasnt as easy as it is now for you kids. you dont know how good u have it. i used to have to walk the mule 12 miles to get water from the well, it was so hot, most of it evaporated before i got back, and god forbid i drank any of it, dad would whoop my butt when i got home. i had to wake up at 5am, milk the goat, do my chores, and get off to school. if my homework wasnt done, the teacher would hit me with a stick, then dad would hit me with whatever branches were still on the tree. we were so poor, we couldnt even pay attention , then i got older, and started cutting grass. i walked 5 miles to my customers house, and mowed 6 acres with a rusty old pushmower, up hill, both ways. yup, life was tough, but it made me a stronger person. now, i have 16 customers, 2 rusty mowers, and dont have to walk my mowers anymore, thats right, i pull them with my huffy 10 speed that i stole...ummm, i mean bought last year. yup, life is good, and they said i would never amount to anything....
  2. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    You ought to franchise that system........you'd give chemlawn/trugreen a run for there money
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    ROTFLMAO...love the part about "up hill, both ways". You some kind of p/t comedian bobby???
  4. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Why didn't you take the goat with you to eat the grass that way you don't need to cut it.
  5. Swampbeast

    Swampbeast LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    HA HA! LOL! :D I love the line, "We were so poor, we couldnt even pay attention" ha ha! thats great!

  6. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    I see that it's funny to you American born citizens but my dad pretty much had to go through all of that and some people still do today. I don't know if you guys have ever been to Europe and seen some small towns but yeah us americans do truelly have it made he was born in Croatia in a small house on a famr. His family grew up poor and struggled to make ends meet. The had 6 cows and some chickens and everyday at 4:30 my father had to walk up to the pastures to let the cows eat, and then come back at 6,milk the cows, eat breakfast and walk to school in another neighboring village 4 miles away even during the winter months in the heavy spw from being in the mountains. They were beaten in school with tree branches but his parents only disciplined him if he did something horrible. Then when he got home he would work in the fields with his 2 sisters and mother and father for 2-3 hours and then eat supper. Eventually at age 12, my father came over to America where he and my family started a new life. This is a true story so again even though it may be funny to you, some people actually had to go through that.
  7. Harley58

    Harley58 LawnSite Member
    from Orlando
    Messages: 28

    Lighten up. We know that.
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Yepp lots of people been there.My grandfather came from croatia in 1923.
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    at least he had cows and chickens. if i wanted to eat eggs, i had to steal them from a birds nest.
  10. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Great Story Bobby................:)

    This place wouldn't be the same without you......;)

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