20 thoughts on “The secrets we keep

  1. I wasn’t sure if this was fact or fiction when I read it but I liked it anyway. I see from the comments it really happened. He was obviously very happy with his work and lifestyle. An enviable situation. 🙂

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        • I remember him so well. I think he was younger than I made him sound, because everybody over 25 seemed to be really old back then, when I was just a child.

          I think the saved his money to move back to the South of Italy, where he came from. I want to believe he retired, bought a small little house at the beach and enjoyed the rest of his days sitting on his porch, looking over the ocean.

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  2. you just never know what people have, what they value, how thy choose to spend their money and live. What an interesting story. You reminded me of the thrill of making deposits into my first savings account and seeing the interest calculated and the balance grow- I saved up for a car and finally was able to buy one when I was 20. 🙂

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  3. An interesting and mysterious story. Did he have something to hide, or was he just sly. Perhaps he was leading a double life, perhaps he was a spy. I bet he had an interesting life story to tell.

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    • I wish I would know. I don’t even know if he had kids or what place he called home. He was an honest guy and a hard worker.

      I think many of the people who survived WWII were very careful with money after the war.

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  5. More than interesting entry…
    It raises many questions , indeed , which are difficult to be answered , but I love this post because it talks about days gone by, country habits , morale and history…
    Brava Bridget!

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    • I have no idea what happened to his money. He was born during WWII when people in Italy and Austria lost everything they had. I bet that had a lot to do with it.

      I hope he left it to someone who made good use of it.

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