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  Just Jot It January 2016 Rules Today’s Jot: Robust My grandmother was a robust woman, and I always wanted to be like her.  It seemed there was nothing she couldn’t do.  She was born to a family that was hard and tough.  As an only child, her life was made more difficult, as she struggled to be everything, her parents needed. Not only did she live her life, meeting the needs of her husband and children, during the great depression -she expected this same strength and determination from her children. My papa, although a robust man, in size and strength, was kind and gentle.  I don’t believe he ever raised his voice.  He would entertain his children with the kind of “wow’s” you’d see in a circus.  My dad told me how his father would pick up a bucket of nails with only his teeth.  For my dad to be impressed, it was a big bucket -and heavy. Grandma taught me that a woman could do anything -but she should always be the strength behind …