Thank you Marie...I did the calculation following the chart link you sent and the $5,000 in the 1920's that my great grandfather had left the children was equivalent to $115,000 in today's money. That was a lot of money in that era. Guess I got my frugal genes from my ancestors.
On a funny note my daughter tells me I am cheap. I think I am frugal, when your children are on their own they will realize that you can not have everything you want. Maybe the current economic situation will teach them that in this era.