By Anonymous - 27/05/2011 03:05 - United States
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In order to be alive in WWII someone would have to be at least 66 years old as it ended in 1945 to have lived through the whole thing you'd have to be at least 72 and in order to have fought in it you'd have to be at least 82-88 now. So #88's grandmother would've been of working age at the start of the war. She may have worked in a factory or something. Some women worked as spies or decoding German messages from enigma machines. Or she may have been evacuated and not worked at all depending on what country she's from. The guy in OP's story however was born 3 years after the war ended and therefore would not have any 'WWII skills' to kick in as #53 suggested.
aww that sucks but it's kinda sad he's 63 and still scared a needles