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Old 30th Apr 2014, 16:18
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Canadian Shield
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Flying to UK next week for the funeral of an uncle.

He was one of the lucky generation: too young for WW2, yet ahead of the baby-boomer waves who broke the jobs, mortgage, health and pensions markets for the rest of us.

Age 51, he sold up and he and his wife retired to the restored C15th cottage he'd fully renovated at the back of his garden, kept himself in shape, lived modestly, invested carefully, took care of his family but still had 1-2 holidays each year and a new car every 3 years. All that and when he died suddenly last week, aged 82, he was wealthier than he had ever been. Had just had a big reunion with his family from overseas the week before and the very day before he went, he bought my aunt a dozen roses for no particular reason.

And I'm supposed to feel sad!!!!!!!!!

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