Recently Matt and Scott interviewed Matt’s grandfather. Today they interview Scott’s grandfather, affectionately known as “Frog.” Raised by a single mom who passed away when he was only eleven, Frog and his siblings were taken in by their “Aunt” May and whipped into shape until his father returned (briefly) to take his children. Frog struck out on his own at age 15, and resolved to finish high school. Homeless, he showered and slept in the gym, until the school principal discovered him and took him into his own house.
Needless to say, it was a tumultuous childhood. Against the odds, however, Frog managed to build a successful military career and become a loving family man, breaking the vicious cycle of poverty.
For those wondering what the heck “Froggy Went A-Courtin'” is, here’s a rendition from Tex Ritter’s 1973 album American Legend.
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