Malachy was in Germany. He wasn't married yet, and since his sister, my mom, had a family, he sent my brother Will a really cute, furry Gund teddy bear that burped when you pressed its belly and a cool gray-blue model Mercedes with a wind-up starter. He gave my parents dinner knives with carved wood forest handles; I think they are up in the Cape Cod house. Beer steins may also have been involved--and a bottle of French perfume for my mother.
And my Irish grandfather, who fought for our Army in France in World War I, was run over by a tank but lived to tell us the tale. Sis just told me recently that Grandpa was also "gassed" and it affected his breathing his whole life.
Again, file under THINGS I WISH I HAD TALKED TO MY GRANDPARENTS ABOUT. And THANK GOODNESS I HAVE A BIG SISTER.
MAY AVERAGE DAILY SPEND: $76.40.
COMPARE TO APRIL STATS, DOING MUCH BETTER SO FAR, largely due to spending 9? days with Sis in May?
AVERAGE DAILY SPEND IN APRIL: $121.14.