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Old 20th July 2006, 12:59 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by gary
I am saddened that they are a generation that have such a suspicion of everything around them when they are in another country and can only be comfortable surrounded by trappings of home.
My grandfathers were all the same way. They all went overseas for WW2 and came back with no desire ever to travel more than 100 miles from home again. It was just a different generation.

That American generation was also forged in thriftiness by the Great Depression in the 1930s. Never trusting banks, my great-grandmother would squirrel away large amounts of cash under the sofa cushion, behind a picture, in a slit in the wallpaper. When she died, they had a heck of a time finding all her money. I bet there's still stashes of it in that house!
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