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BrentD, Geo. Newbern, spring
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by spring
spring
For your reading pleasure, I thought you might enjoy the sordid tale of a gentleman that found many of the fruits of excess and ultimately the consequences they accumulated.

A paragraph from his biography gives the essence of the man: '...the trustees heard that his French mistress had given birth to his child at a racecourse in France; that he had formed an inappropriate attachment to a Gaiety Girl; that he spent money he didn't have and drove, at manic speed, cars he couldn't afford. He had bought fifteen monkeys, a score of snakes; he was living at the Buckingham Palace Hotel, then in a flat in Baron's Court. He was leading a convoy of three Rolls Royces across England, en-route for Scotland and Ireland and had been obliged to resign his commission in the Irish Guards...Most of this was true'.


Quite a character, it seems.


We've all heard the axiom that the first generation makes it, the second enjoys it, and 3rd blows it. Know of anyone with a similar tale?


From The Vintage Gun Journal: "Bankrupt Order canceled!"
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by Carl46
Carl46
I have a brother like that, marvelously able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The way I heard the axiom was "Overalls to overalls in two generations."
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by SKB
SKB
Ted,
Less than 11% of US workers are unionized. Try buying your health insurance without union or government help and it is a very different story as far as cost goes, you are looking at very high premiums and deductables without group buying power.

Do you know that the UK has private health care in ADDITION to the NHS? You do not need to wait for the Government in the UK to receive health care, you can support capitalism and hire a doctor without waiting. You have options, no one is making you wait.

I know at least two people(one is a board member) who have had their lives up ended due to the cost of medical care here in the US. Both are highly educated, hard workers and both made the mistake of marrying someone who became seriously ill.

I will completely agree, gentlemen, like deals are where you find them.
Steve
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by GLS
GLS
15 monkeys? Women, booze, parties, cars, monkeys, guns, etc.--the rest he just pissed away...Gil
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