have existed since the beginning of time. As have little
people. The pituitary gland at the base of your brain
determines what size you will be. In the case of my Parents,
Father was 8'4 1/2" and my Mother, who was born without
legs, is only 2'6". I was adopted as a baby and am 5'5" as
compared to my husband who is over 6'6". We tell
people here at the Giant's Camp, in Gibsonton, Fl. that we
are growing our own Giant to take the place of my Father,
who died Aug.30,1962 he was only 50 at the time. We had a
Great grandfather who was also a very large Giant. We have
never been able to find our much about him, as he was in
was wonderful, he was kind and considerate. He always had
time for kids and would answer silly questions till the cows
came home. He was very business wise, and provided a nice
home for his family. He would give the shirt off his back to
someone in need. On one occasion, he came home from a bad
fire, (he was the fire chief) he ask Mother how she would
like some new furniture, she told him it want necessary, he
said it was, as the family had lost everything they had in
the fire. He took them all our furniture, and had Mother go
through mine and my younger sisters drawers and find clothes
for them, that night we slept on the floor, our beds went
not sure just how many Giants there have been. I have a
Giant Ring collection of about 10 different Giants, but
there were many more. I am pretty sure Wadlow was the
largest. There is an old hard back book called Giants I
believe, that is a pretty good source on Giant information.
Some of the men who called themselves Giants, were not even
as tall as my husband. One of them being Tarver the Texas
giant. He wore lifts in his shoes, and with the cowboy
boots, and tall hat, he looked the part.
enjoyed his life very much, and adored his wife and kids.
Even tho he had to always duck even in his own home, and
cracked his head on every door way he met, he wouldn't have
traded his life for anything in the world.
only wish it could have been much, much longer.
03-09-1998 Judy Tomaini Rock R.I.P. Rustie
Tomaini as Fire Chief of Gibsonton Fl
provide by Judy Tomaini Rock