A Bit About My Grandpa

My Grandpa Stan (my maternal Grandfather) was born in August 1933 to second generation American’s in New York City. He is and was a born hustler, teaching himself trades – usually around technology – in order to avoid ever having to work for people. The last hustle was cell phones, which he was involved in from 1985 to not too long ago. He was the first cell phone wholesaler and retailer in California.

My Gramps never wanted me to fly.

When I was 19 I decided to go get my pilots license. It had been a life long dream and I had half an intention to make it a career. I started lessons at John Wayne Airport (KSNA) and managed to take one lesson before my Gramps found out.

The conversation went something like this.

Gramps: “So you think you’re going to become a...

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