This is from a description by a man of his (now dead) father and grandfather, who restored the family home: je les rencontre partout : je les imagine debout, déterminés, entreprenants. "Debout" is stumping me. I know it literally means "standing up," which makes little sense. Having perused the WR forums, I wonder if he means "alive again" or perhaps "upright" in the sense of "dignified"...? What do people think?