Abraham "Abe" Jedediah Simpson II, usually referred to as Grampa Simpson or simply Grampa, is the patriarch of the Simpson family, the father of Homer Simpson, Herbert Powell, and Abbey and the grandfather of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson. Abe is a World War II veteran later sent to the Springfield Retirement Castle by Homer. He is known for his long, rambling, and often inaccurate stories and general incompetence.
Almost all of Grampa's biographical information is supplied by himself. Many of his stories seem to be wildly inaccurate, often physically or historically impossible, and occasionally inconsistent even with each other, suggesting Abe is senile. (Though his reaction to Bart's reaction to one of his stories implies he is aware he is being inconsistent.) As such, all information provided is taken with a grain of salt. He is a member of the Stonecutters, masons, communists, as well as being president of the gay and lesbian party for some reason. Additionally, he suffers from sporadic narcoleptic attacks.
Abraham Jedediah Simpson, perennially known as "Grampa" Simpson, was born in the "Old Country"; he apparently does not remember which country exactly. Most likely it was Canada, as that is where his great-great-grandparents immigrated in 1860 to avoid being arrested for helping a slave (his great-great-grandfather, to be precise) escape. Abe claims, when he was a young boy, he immigrated to America with his parents, and moved into the Statue of Liberty. For a few years they lived here, but they were forced to move out when they filled the head with too much garbage. He also says he served in the first World War and had to lie about his age, being around five at the time. He worked as a shoeshine boy at Springfield Union Station, and claims a not-yet-famous Clark Gable was one of his customers, whom he gave his copy of Gone With the Wind.
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