americans >55 are much sicker than their british counterparts even though the us spends more than twice as much per person on health care as uk ...writing in [jama] researchers also seemed to confirm stereotypes tossed across the atlantic, concluding that americans are prone to obesity while britons drink too much. / nytimes 2006

the e n g l i s h are realistic, not particularly superstitious people and religion is a disappearining thing. funerals tend to be a gathering of friends and family of the deceased to say goodbye, to rem them and as a form of closure / "let bygones be bygones" l wong eastwest