The Importance of Being Abroad

Shortly after my family moved to Palm Beach, my mother visited the Embassy Travel Bureau to make some arrangements to go to Europe.  The Bureau was owned by Nigel and Yvelyne “Deedy” Marix (Deedy was later Mayor of Palm Beach.)  Nigel, a very proper Englishman, asked my mother, “Have you ever been abroad?”

“All my life,” was my mother’s response.

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