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Grandpa Hill’s Stories are told by Grandpa Hill, usually with a live audience of one or more of his twenty two grand children. Each story is based on his memory of what truly happened to him. Marshmallow and his friend Gorf, often review the story from their perspectives as a raccoon and a frog. They hope that by them talking about the story it will help the listeners, young and old, to talk to each other about their thoughts and experiences. Lessons are learned, as we laugh (or cry) and lis ...
 
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Grandpa Hill was 16 years old and drawn to adventure. The adventure in this story is a 500 mile long bicycle trip in the early 1970’s. Four boys leave Rochester Michigan on their 10 speed bicycles. Not one of the boys had ever been even on an overnight bicycle trip. Their experience at camping was next to nothing. A recipe for disaster. Grandpa Hil…
 
This story isn't really about Devil's night, a night of tricks and pranks. It is a story about an unfortunate—or rather fortunate—course of events that led to Sparky becoming the dog of Grandpa Hill's family, way back when he was a just a boy of 11 years old. It was 1967 on a foggy Devil’s Night in Rochester Michigan. A prank was played on a most u…
 
"Money Doesn't Grow on Trees" Grandpa Hill (Don)'s Dad said... as it turns out money does sometimes grow on trees. Donald was a teenager in the 1970's, and his Dad was explaining the folly of a purchase. Don replied oh yes it does grow on trees! "Look right there!" Right out side the living room window there was a money tree. Grandpa's Mom used to …
 
This story is about Grandpa Hill and his grandfather, Grandpa Bonse. "Donny Boy" got turtle soup for his birthday and learned to consider carefully what he really wanted in his life. In this case he was very excited to get a special meal that he was sure was the best ever. Grandpa Bonse had to make his regular visit to the garbage dump near North P…
 
Grandma teaches Grandpa how to buy a car--how not to pay more than it is worth or than you can afford. 34 years after he learned his lesson Grandpa has bought over 20 cars. The family has nearly always has one dependable family car and a back up car. This has saved the family so much money. No car payments ever! Only once did he feel he should buy …
 
The Flood In the dark January night Don Mary Lee and Brian set out for the Indiana Library. It was a warm day in Pennsylvania in January in the early 1990's. The snow had been melting all day. Flashflood warning were out. There was water on Route 286. Then the family car was floating and was in a flood. Grandpa quickly made a plan to leave the car …
 
In 1979 Grandpa and Grandma Hill, were proud parents of their first child, Patricia Kay. The huge $1900 hospital bill had just been paid. Grandpa Hill was broke! In a few days he would be at a to-be-determined-address 500 miles away with no money, no job, and full time college classes to attend. The very next day the good news came in the mail. The…
 
Grandpa Hill tells this true story to give credit to one of the unexpected talents that Grandma has for peaceably settling disputes and disagreements and issues. Don (Grandpa Hill) wasn't so good at that sort of thing. Before Don would get into the arguing, the run-around and the frustration of handling difficult issues he would wisely turn it all …
 
Once upon a time there were two little boys in the back of their father's aluminum flat bottomed fishing boat, two big boys took turns at the front, but the two little boys got bigger. As the four boys grew, one moved away, and, the little boys were crowded and heavy in the back of the boat. Grandpa, one of the not so little boys, takes it upon him…
 
Grandpa is catching his breath, on the plane to deliver his report to the Georgia Power and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but he realized didn't have the report! He wouldn't be on that plane if not for the work of Jody the secretary who drove him the papers he needed for the Nuclear Reactor case (another story). His boss held the plane, his jo…
 
In the spring of 1973, Rochester Michigan, Grandpa Hill found freedom, fun, and adventure on his light and fast 10 speed bicycle. He had saved up for this bike and it met all of his needs and then some. Grandpa had plans of pedaling his bike on many long rides packed with adventure. In this episode he takes his bicycle on one very risky ride with h…
 
Come Home Son, is the story about how the simple honest love of Grandpa's Father changed and saved his life. A special story for those who do not love themselves and for you dads who love your children. Grandpa has just left the Air Force Academy in Colorado. His dreams, and his plans, of who he was going to be were broken and gone. Rock Bottom. He…
 
Grandpa Hill needed to earn money for college in 1976. He got a job working in a chemical factory. It was a stinky job with many hazards. He got a chance to be promoted to be a truck driver. He was to go at lunch renew the license he did not have and then finish out his shift, and report for work Monday morning to drive a truck he did not know how …
 
Grandpa Hill as a small boy in the 1960’s, near Northport Michigan, would cross Route 22, and, head up into the Pines to explore, and play. He had a very active imagination in those woods and everywhere else too for that matter. This episode is about one special tree the “Indian Tree” at the Northeast boundary of the “Pines” that he was in. The Pin…
 
The Fruit of One Decision Grandpa Hill’s True Faith and Family Story of what truly happened to him at the Latin Mass in Latrobe Pennsylvania was possible because Donald and Mary Lee made a fruitful decision, to open the womb 33 years ago. They offer to everyone their story of deciding to reverse their sterility, and, proceeding to go from a “large …
 
Grandpa tells a story of his love for Grandma, and a massive flying squirrel. Grandma gets very hurt. In the darkness of the new couples bedroom there is shouting, then they are crying, then—as the story comes out about the squirrel—they are laughing. Love Hurts #1 is the first in a series of mishaps that Grandpa and Grandma have loved each other t…
 
Every year Grandpa went, with his family, to visit his Grandma and Grandpa Bonse in Northport Michigan. He remembers the great food especially his grandma's raisin bread. Yum! Grandpa had adventures every year! A pine forest deep and dark and quiet, and the steep grassy hills behind the barn, set the "stage" for his vacation fun. A box of simple to…
 
In My First Car, Grandpa wants his own car. He is 16, it is 1973 and he doesn’t want to wait until he is 18. He has money from jobs and the recent sale of Brandy (his pony). Great Grandpa and Grandma Hill (his parents) do not want to repeat what happened to Grandpa’s siblings when they started driving their own cars. Somehow Grandpa Hill was able t…
 
Grandpa Hill, decided in 1973 in the summer to sell his Brandy. He had received Brandy for his 13th birthday. As horse and rider Grandpa and Brandy had been through a lot together. Grandpa had learned to be responsible, to be a caregiver, and he learned how to ride well enough to stay on Brandy. Grandpa still considered Brandy to be very stubborn a…
 
Grandpa Use Geometry to master his troublesome pony. Brandy has been holding his breath while Grandpa puts on the saddle. As result of 2 pi R Brandy gains three inches of looseness on Grandpa, so Grandpa goes flying when Brandy stops for clovers. The solution: Grandpa waits for Brandy to relax, then he cinches up the straps. Now Grandpa is getting …
 
Grandpa gets a pony for his Birthday, Brandy. Brandy, as it turns out, is a thoroughly stubborn animal who fights Grandpa every step of the way. Hours of watching and reading westerns couldn't prepare him for this bucking bronco. It doesn't help matters that Grandpa knows neither head or hoof about caring for horses, much less how to ride them. As …
 
Grandpa tells the story of his first and only driver's test, with his family's old stick shift 1970 (and 1/2) Ford Torino. On this driver's test the officer giving the test asked Grandpa a very important question, "Do you know how fast you are going?" Although Grandpa didn't quite learn it then, this story brings up lessons regarding honesty and sa…
 
Brian the Navigator, Grandpa Hill’s True Story about one of his son’s amazing ability to know where he was and which way to go at the age of five, is what really happened to him and his family in the summer of 1985. There was a heated discussion, between the parents of a young family, while in an overheated car, on a hot day, in a hot congested sna…
 
In reply to Tim's question: Grandpa Hill's true health story “Sandy and Her Seizures” tells how connection and love and critical thinking about health issues came together and resulted in Sandy not having seizures anymore. When Bernadette finally gets Dean and Don (Grandpa Hill) together, the synergy of the information that gets shared leads to a s…
 
Grandpa Hill, that’s me, Don tells this story for his children, his grandchildren, and all children. The 6 Hills go to bed on a summer night in Savage Minnesota determined to not watch the TV anymore. This drastic change in their life was preparation to start homeschooling in the fall. It was Friday night. It was 1989. In just 11 hours, Saturday an…
 
Losing My Two Front Teeth is a story for Grandpa Hill’s 8 children, 22 grand children, and all children. Four of his grandchildren are ready for bed, listening to Grandpa Hill recall the fun time when he had his teeth and played in the clean sheets that his mother had washed and hung to dry. Losing teeth the natural and normal way is usually very e…
 
In Grandpa Hill’s True Health Story about success with XCOPRI a new AED, anti epileptic drug, Grandma Hill (Mary) did what Mary does. She shares her personal success story, her ideas, and her opinions with another. After her epilepsy improved, with 50% fewer seizures, she shared her story with Gregg, and he does even better. Grandpa Hill is not a d…
 
In this Grandpa Hill Slightly Wiser True Story, Grandpa loses a child at the Columbus Ohio City Zoo. Grandpa Hill had a system to make it easy for a lost child to find him. He wears a yellow shirt. The yellow shirt system failed and Brian, the lost child, had an adventure while lost with the “kittys”. To this day no one knows if Brian ever petted t…
 
This Grandpa Hill True Story is about his Nose, and how he helps it stop viruses. Grandpa Hill believes that respiratory viruses nearly always start in the nose and mouth. His nose is where he goes “hunting” for viruses, to kill them. In his story he goes virus hunting every day. Grandpa believes his clean nose is key to not getting sick with the C…
 
In First Time Trout Fishing Grandpa Hill spends his last day of his first vacation away from home trout fishing. This story truly happened to Grandpa Hill at a pond in Northport Michigan in the early 1970’s. The pond was completely full of brook trout! There were more trout than Grandpa had ever seen all in one place ever before and ever since. He …
 
Amy, Grandpa Hill's daughter, had a droopy face, a crooked neck, and her eye wouldn't open all the way. Grandpa and Grandma Hill (Don and Mary) wanted her torticollis to be fixed but were not ready to have Doctors do nerve surgery. Grandpa was praying and sharing with others at work about Amy's situation. Right there, right then, the man praying wi…
 
Julia was trying to start a family and she had just found out about another miscarriage. Inexplicably Grandpa Hill (Don) thought her baby was still alive, and told her what he thought. Julia needed to hear that, and so did her baby. To this day Grandpa Hill doesn’t know why he said that, but he did say it. Sometimes we don’t say what what we know w…
 
Grandpa Hill is on a Quest for Ivermectin, he calls it his chopper stopper because of how Ivermectin is reported to stop the “chopping” effects the replication or growing process of viruses. He launches his plan to prevent Covid and to be prepared to do early treatment of COVID if his prevention plan fails. A key part of his plan is to get the chop…
 
In Vitamin D for me and Mary Lee, Grandpa Hill tells the true story about “discovering” Vitamin D3 and its effect on his immune system. As he takes D3 and more D3 he studies and learns to take K2 with the D3. His immune system seems stronger and he doesn’t get Covid-19. In the beginning D3 is simply something that might help and won’t hurt, but as …
 
In 1996, Grandpa Hill received a call, his mother was paralyzed in a hospital bed after a massive stroke. Medication prescriptions mounted, and by the time she left rehab she was on 9 different drugs. Listen to hear how Grandpa Hill ends up taking his mother out of the rehab, and helps her to continue to live a good healthy and happy life. Mom came…
 
Welcome to Grandpa Hill’s Health Stories. True Stories from Grandpa Hill’s Life which encourage you to consult, think, act effectively, laugh more, improve your health, and truly live. We are sharing these stories in the hopes that one of them might help even just a single person. If any of our stories have impacted you, please reach out and let us…
 
Hide in seek is a very fun game, which everyone loves to play. Hide the bunny is also a very fun game, except when it is not. In Lots of Bunnies Grandpa Hill tells the true story, as best he can recall, how a bunny died because it could not breathe. A few days later a little girl lived because Gerry, Grandpa’s brother, kept her from hiding in a ref…
 
Can Grandpa really go sledding in the summer? According to his true story he sure can. Listen as he relates what fun he had with his family sledding on the hills at his Grandma and Grandpa's place near Northport Michigan in the early 1960's, IN THE SUMMER! Gorf doesn't want to go sledding until he hears Grandpa's story. Then when he wants to go sle…
 
I Finally Go Camping. Grandpa tells the rest of the story. Grandpa now has enough platelets, and finally goes camping with his brother in Canada; where they meet several mosquitoes, a skunk, and not enough fish. Gorf is worried that Grandpa quit camping all together. Marshmallow knows better. All are encouraged to listen, laugh, and think and wonde…
 
Grandpa tells the story of a time he really wanted to go camping. A disastrous turn in his health threatens the trip. Grandpa's platelets were mysteriously and quite completely gone! Listen to his intense efforts to to get those tiny little cells called platelets back up to normal safe levels. Marshmallow, the raccoon and Gorf, the frog, discuss wh…
 
Grandpa goes fishing in the unlikeliest of places. A pipe. Fishing without a fishing pole? Fishing without bait? How do you do that? This unique fun and challenging adventure, was also Grandpa's Grandma's way to afford pickled herring (suckerfish). Marshmallow the raccoon is quite excited and sees the value of play while working, and, of waiting fo…
 
Grandpa Hill tells the story of Lake Livernois to three of his 22 grandchildren. Grandpa and his brother Gerry make a lake! The story recounts how his seemingly harmless excitement at dam building, had a sobering not-to-be-repeated impact on his neighbors. A police car, fire truck, and a dump truck all come to make things right. Through this exciti…
 
Some fun isn't worth the price. As well as he can remember Grandpa tells this personal experience story of his first bike wreck of his childhood. He learned about listening to his mom, wearing his shirt and shoes when pedaling, using the right sized bike, and restitution. Credits: Producer, Marshmallow, and Artist: David C. Richman Executive Produc…
 
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