My paternal grandfather was not born in the United States. Actually, he didn't come to America from the old country until he was in his late 20s and already married. He was a tailor and a pretty good one at that. I know this because I remember his arguing with the customers, telling them why he couldn't patch a particular pair of pants. "This fabric is garbage. Throw out and get new pair. It cost you more to fix than worth." (He also co-authored the book, How to Win Friends and Influence People.)


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