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Web Exclusive: Oscar Hammerstein tells some stories about his grandfather

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Web Exclusive: Oscar Hammerstein tells some stories about his grandfather (Photo provided by Oscar Andy Hammerstein)

(KUTV) While doing family history, Oscar Andy Hammerstein learned a lot of fascinating things about his grandfather, Oscar Hammerstein II, who was part of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein.

For instance, in the 1940s, when a war was coming and Hammerstein II wasn't working much, he decided to buy a piece of land to try and raise crops for his family and war efforts.

"He was basically getting into this almost survivalist mentality in 1941," Hammerstein explained. "Which is ironic, considering he wouldn't know one end of the shovel from the other, he never knew how to drive, and he was all thumbs."

Through his grandfather's stories, he learned many lessons, including, "If you're doing what you love, don't stop doing it."

For more, watch the video above.

Person 2 Person interview

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