IAMA 75 year old retired Union Pacific Engineer. Among other things I've run odd jobs for gypsies and Italians, ran for Sheriff of Salt Lake City, and my ex-wife tried to have me killed. AMA
Some people asked me to do this and I finally have free time for it. My grandpa has lived a pretty amazing/colorful life. I will be spending the day with him helping answer questions. Some of his stories are pretty amazing so any of the answers that require more than about a paragraph to answer, he has agreed to answer with a video response.
He has also taken on and won a fight involving his entire high school basket ball team, hit an elephant with a train, eaten a scoop of all 31 flavors of baskin robbins ice cream in one sitting, was a detective/yard security guard for union pacific railroad, and much more.
I will be back in a couple of hours to start answering questions/posting verification.
Edit: I realize the internet is an impatient place, but please know I'm trying to get the best detail I can in a small enough snippet for you guys to read. I'm also recording some of his responses so it is taking some time. I'm glad you guys are interested, but answering an AMA for someone is a bit more time consuming than I had originally anticipated.
Edit 2: For those of you asking for advice for a "blank" year old, the only advice I can give is get an education, and be true to yourself.