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We learned that our grown daughters had no interest in china of any kind, nor in any silver...

Yes, we found the same thing when our parents passed. Back in the 50s, it was very fashionable to have formal silverware and china service sets. Not sure where that came from. I'm guessing, but it may have been due to a carryover of the depression when households had little and so such permanent and non-deteriorating furnishings were seen as a kind of status symbol.

But your right about today's younger generation. Our daughter and son, mid 40s, have absolutely NO interest in fancy serve-ware. Heck, I think they'd permanently eat off paper plates if given the choice.

Another change in the evolution of household values.

BruceM
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