ONe has to wonder how the greatest generation may have influenced this. It would stand to reason that many xers spent more time with grandparents then they did with their parents. I wonder if and how much of that influenced the xers to be what they are now?
posted on 09/07/2004 10:38:18 AM PDT
Ding Ding Ding......we have a winner!! I think you nailed it. Even though my parents did a fine job rasing me, I think I got most of my values, or at least a sense of values from my grandparents. My mom's dad was a dariy farmer/tractor dealership owner who died a millionaire much to the surprise of all who knew him. My dad's dad was an industrialist/investor, who died a multi-millionaire, but who was one of the most humble people who never wore his wealth at all. Listening to their stories, as well as both my grandmothers stories about living through the depression, well, I can't really explain it......something there just stuck with me.
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