A great idea- have a party for the departed. Everybody is invited, saints and sinners alike. The dead don’t care.
In America they are in the midst of building a gigantic structure to contain the relics which have been scattered all over the place. There are the major artifacts of legend, such as the Constitution and the Articles, the address that Lincoln made in Gettysburg- but there are literally tons of boring records that the archivists think we may want to hang on to. It’s a full-time job.
Things are preserved in England just for the fun of it. They did a nice job on the hay wagon, don’t you think? I know the French wouldn’t be so careful about preserving this tradition.
No, the French have a clean, modern station in Cherbourg. It would be a shame if somethin’ were to happen to it.
Other American traditions are preserved in place. Lena has been sitting at this machine for over 20 years, but I’ve known people who have been perfectly happy doing that sort of thing. She (and everyone she works with) probably consider it “her” machine, and she may be the only one who can get anything decent out of it.
get a “piece” of the action here.