"Grampa" Simpson, who was once voted the
most handsome boy in Albany, New York, is the father
of Homer J. Simpson. Abe is a retired night watchman
(he worked at a cranberry silo for forty years)
and currently resides at the Springfield Retirement
Castle. Abe was once married to Penelope (or 'Mother'
Simpson), but she left him after becoming involved
with a group of warfare protestors and was forced
to hide after being caught at Monty Burns' germ
lab. Despite his failed marriage, Abe has had a
few relationships including one with fellow resident,
Bea Simmons. Abe and Bea were smitten with each
other, but Bea passed away suddenly at the retirement
Abraham's favourite pastimes include napping, collecting
beef jerky, sending complaint letters to newspapers
and politicians and going to Herman's Military Antique
store. Abe is also a member of " The Stonecutters'
Club" and he also unwittingly became the president
of the "Gay and Lesbian Alliance." Abe's
claim to fame is that he can still dress himself;
he wears a Bolo tie and bedroom slippers as well
as red fez that once belonged to Napoleon. Abe suffers
from back spasms and arythmia as well he always
seems to have difficulty remembering where he put
Abe has won an Emmy award for writing "Itchy
and Scratchy: Barbershop of Horrors" but later
confessed that it was Bart and Lisa who wrote the
episode. Another notable achievement of Abe's was
winning money to buy his first home on the crooked
'50s show "How Low Will You Go?"
While Grampa's existence at the Springfield Retirement
Castle is often bleak, he does occasionally get
a visit from his family. He sometimes enjoys the
company of fellow resident, Jasper, telling stories
that usually begin with "When I was a boy ..."
and complaining about various social issues and
his many aches and pains.