The company Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, and Uncle John built was one of the more skilled machine shops in the country. Everyone from NASA, the military, Chevrolet, Ford, and hundreds of other companies relied on Madison Machine Shop for their machining needs. I used to say if my Grandpa couldn't fix it, he could carve a new one out of solid metal-and he could.
Grandma led a charge to get the city council of Madison removed from office. She was so successful that state laws were changed to make it even more difficult to do so in the future.