Friday, November 05, 2010

I Sure Could Use Some Stress Right About Now

by Dick Mac

A quaint and charming elderly couple in Nova Scotia discovered that their eleven million dollar lottery jackpot was more stress than it was worth.

The stress of dealing with the money, the fear of swindlers, and the disruption of their life together was just too much for them to bear.

After some deliberation, they drew-up a list of charities to receive their largess, and after they took care of their family they began distributing the money.

What you've never had, you never miss.
- 78-year-old Violet Large explained to a local reporter.

and this:

That money that we won was nothing. We have each other.
- Allen Large told Patricia Brooks Arenburg of the Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald.

The couple gave all but 2% of the $11,000,000 to family and charity.

It's refreshing to read a story of generosity and selflessness in this world of conservative self-centeredness.

What would you do with $11,255,272?

Nicest Canadian couple in world dole out lottery winnings

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