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If you think about what Grandpa George's life was like as he grew up during the Great Depression, you may be able to understand him a little better. The dust bowl of the 1930s still clogs his brain--memories of being crammed into a bed with his siblings to stay warm and the fright of seeing people begging on the street continue to linger. Today, Grandpa George now belongs to one of those groups scientists term the "very old." Although he's pretty sharp for his age, he still needs nursing home care for his fading body. What he enjoys most is chatting with others his age about the old times, good and bad.

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