The Benefits Of A Frugal Lifestyle
A Surprise Millionaire leaves a lifeline to a local institution that functioned as a lifeline to her over the years. Flemington New Jersey resident, Jane Kitchin, loved her local library. As the elderly lady’s health declined during her final years, it was the local library staff who brought and retrieved books from Kitchen’s home. Thus keeping her mind and spirit engaged with the world around her through the wonder of books. That’s why it was very special that Jane remembered the library with a portion of her multi-million dollar estate. Yes, this frugal lady left a legacy to an institution that meant so much to her and the community.
Have you ever thought about what people might say about you after you are gone? Probably not. It’s not a topic that most of us would like to dwell on. But if I ever were to dwell on it, I would like for it to be something like the beautiful tribute the sister of Surprise Millionaire Evelyn Haley made to her. Evelyn appears to have been a very interesting lady who lived a full life. As you might have guessed, she was quite thrifty too. I guess that would explain the $3 million estate she left to benefit her community!
Jon Rohr of tiny Limon Colorado was a wealthy man but you couldn’t prove it by his lifestyle. The manager of the local electric cooperative, Mr. Rohr was known for driving an old car without air conditioning and preferring to shop at thrift stores instead of the local shopping malls. It was this frugal lifestyle which gave the townspeople the impression Mr. Rohr was not a “man of means”. Imagine their surprise when this same gentleman left a multi-million dollar estate to benefit the community!
by W A E L
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