Happy July 4th! Don’t discount anyone.

‘Frugal’ ex-janitor leaves millions to local library, hospital

The guy on the left in the flannel shirt, a former gas station employee and janitor, bequeathed $6 million to his local library and hospital. Click the picture to see the original article.

Well, it’s July 4th again and what’s today’s message before the holiday weekend?  Never discount anyone!

Last year, I found an $8 million dollar bequest going for the animals. So this year, my first google search for bequest stories pulled up this story of a former gas station employee and janitor who left over $6 million to various charities,  including two big ones: $4.8 million to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and $1.2 million to the local library.  Of course, these were largest gifts each institution had ever received. Click the picture to see the original story.

You never know.

Have a great holiday weekend!

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