I just took the time to read some of the posts above mine and I would like to comment on some of those things. The secrecy part mostly. You are very correct. My grandfather never, ever talked about anything that had anything to do with him. He would never talk to me. He would never answer any questions that have him in them. But when it comes to basketball he loved it so much and he would talk for ages. Anything but himself. He wouldn't even answer questions about college, meeting my grandmother, the vacation trips that they took. Nothing! It's not because he didn't like me, either. He loved talking with me, just not about himself. He would take long walks in Hubbard all around the town just for fun every single day. Leading up until his death he had this "episode" where he walked from central Vegas all the way to the Red Rock mountain! That's like miles! My family used to all meet up at their place in Vegas for Christmas, general reunion, Easter, etc. So I know the layout. My grandmother said that a medic helicopter found him clinging to a rock, he had been gone for four days. This was about a month before his death, bless his soul. Just simply died of age. He was 89 years old, bless his soul. My mom will talk about her job, but she never Actually Says Anything! She's so vague. Also she scares me sometime. She says a whole lot of stuff without ever actually saying anything even remotely specific or important. Once again I'd like to remind everyone that the work place was a "test site" for nuclear bombs. It's not sooo much of a big deal like "Oh you got to be the best, of the best, of the best sir!" to work there. I mean my mom was a young girl, bud she got the job because of my grandafther, and expreienced military and citizen engineer. I even forgot up until about a month ago that my mom even had a history over there in Nevada. She never talks about it with me which kind of hurts me because we talk about everything openly. She talks about it, sure. But only says things like "I worked at the Nevada Test Site" "It was a big open place with a lot of underground tunnels" "There was an underground train that we took to the blasting site" She never talks about anything else. I ask her about other areas that were there, provinces, regions, etc. She never says anything past that. Just says "The FBI is gonna kill you, etc." She says it jokingly because I am the one who started the whole "Governments gonna kill you if you talk about your past job, etc lol" but now she uses it as a scapegoat to just stop talking. I don't know what her prob is, she pisses me ooff.