I like what Jimmy Stewart in the part of George Bailey said in It's a Wonderful Life:
Do you know how long it takes a working man to save five thousand dollars? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about. They do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him, but to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book, he died a much richer man than you'll ever be.
George Bailey had it right...
"It's a Wonderful Life" ~1945 Directed by Frank Capra
Speaking of Frank Capra? How is this for an Italian immigrant's success story? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Capra
Frank Capra reminds me much of my Italian grandfather, Vincent Oddo.
Capra was a Republican who was active in the anti-Communist cause and also donated funds to the Human Life Amendment PAC
Before the making of "It's a Wonderful Life"? Jimmy Stewart served our country courageously: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stewart_(actor) taking a leave from Hollywood as other stars also did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Gable
Just came across the neatest site, it's all the old Sears house plans they once sold from 1908 to 1921.
This is neat-neat-neat! One thing I noticed right off. The kitchen in even the smallest bungalow is the largest room in the house! The pantry is over TWICE the size of the two bedroom closets! People cooked and enjoyed their kitchens, that was the hub-bub of the home!
Sears House Plans Index
My, my, my have values changed. As some may know, my husband and two older daughters are Realtors, we own a Real Estate company in an old town. Our office there is in an old convent, it's eclectic, very old, our conference room is in what once was the chapel, a very interesting place where walls have many stories indeed.