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    NewHope is offline Senior Member
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    Default In the care

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    While Mother was in New Orleans, I was in the care of my grandparents. They were incredibly conscientious about me. They loved me very much; sadly, much better than they were able to love each other or, in my grandmotherís case, to love my mother.

    I think "I was in the care of my grandparents' means 'my grandparents took care of me", not "I took care of my grandparents". Right?

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    Exactly right!
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    Thanks.

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