Elderly Janitor Dies With $8 Million

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  1. Mlaw

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    Ronald Read was the epitome of Yankee frugality, according to those who knew him. But the reserved, always-flannel-adorned Brattleboro janitor—who died last June at the age of 92—had a secret. Well, 8 million secrets, specifically.

    The Brattleboro Reformer reported last week that Read, a lifetime resident of Windham County in southeastern Vermont, had stock holdings and property valued at $8 million at the time of his death, unbeknownst to friends and family, and left $6 million of it to his local library and hospital.


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    And he died not enjoying his millions. I don't respect that! He was an idiot!

    Furthermore. ..he deserves our respect because he was good with investing?

    So someone who is broke should be pissed on?
     
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    My personal belief is that we should be respectful to everyone regardless of their walk in life.
     
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    Is this her way of trying to get people to be nice to her?
     
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    as do I
     
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    Eh..mlaw sounds like an arrogant lawyer type.

    Didn't you know? Her house will be paid for by the end of the year
     
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    That was one thrifty Vermont Yankee!
     
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    Nothing in the article said he didn't enjoy his life, you assume so because he didn't spend excessively? Maybe he enjoyed knowing his money would go to help others after he died
     
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    May, and when you mult up after getting deaded, it's good form not to refer to posts made long before you joined
     
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    Way to throw away his money giving it to a library :fil:
     
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    Must not have thought much of his family and friends.
     
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    we have a customer with 400k in the bank and he is looking to buy a 04' Focus,guy is 65 yrs. old.
     
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    He gave 6 million to charity, there was another 2 million that probably went to family
     
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    He gave 6 million to the goddamned library!!!
     
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    I'm not a rich man any any stretch of imagination but I do have more than a lot out there. The best pleasure I get in life if helping people out that need the help
    I do it without any need for recognition or reimbursement. That stuff makes me happy
     
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    I've run into a couple of these very frugal folks in my practice, they all lived very simple and frugal lives, had tons of money that no one knew about
     
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    reading comprehension isn't your strong suit
     
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    we also have a couple in their 60's with 8 million,no kids drive a Prius cause its good on gas,its all going to charity one day.