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Show us your medal, Grandad
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I was watching a TV program one day that is popular in the UK. The program is called 'Flog It' and the idea is that members of the public bring in items they own to be valued by antiques experts before being sent to auction. On this occasion a young lady brought in 3 war medals that belonged to her grandfather and were inscribed with his name. They were sold to a stranger for something like 50.
It takes a lot to make me angry but that did. For God's sake woman: sell the family silver or even your hideous couch from Ikea... not your grandfather's War medals!!
For all I know he died getting those medals... but as far as I am concerned it was his granddaughter who twisted the bayonet into him nearly a century later.

by Stephen Hirons

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