Janitor Donates Millions
We’ve all heard the adage, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, and that theme revealed itself again today with some incredible news out of Vermont. Today.com is reporting that a part-time janitor in Brattleboro Vermont passed away recently and bequeathed $6 Million dollars to the local hospital and library. Ron Read lived a private life, but no-one in town knew what he managed to stash away in his 92 years on this earth. $4.8 million dollars is going to the local hospital and $1.2 million is going to Brooks Memorial Library.
Chris Serico of Today.com reports that Mr. Read was an incredibly frugal man on one hand, but a stock-picking-whiz on the other! He managed to amass an $8 million dollar fortune that no one knew about (not even his step children). Townsfolk used to try to buy him meals and/or look out for him because of his appearances. His jackets were held together with safety pins for goodness sakes!
It’s an incredible story of rags-to-riches, but in some ways it has a sad ending. Ron Read will never be able to see the true goodness that these donations will bring to his community. Perhaps though it’s fitting… and just the way Ron would have wanted it. Read the entire story at Today.com.