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Friday, March 18, 2011

The most beautiful thing!


Living LARGE! ((Is a lesson we all could use!))

Have you heard this story?

There was an article in People Magazine and in the Toronto Star. Violet and Allen Large, both in their late 70s, met each other in 1964 and fell in love.

The Canadian couple has purchased two lottery tickets every week since 1984. ((That’s a LOT of years and a LOT of lottery tickets!))

Last year, Violet called the lottery hotline to check out the winning numbers to find that they HAD WON $11.2 million dollars.

What did they do with it? What would YOU do with it?

They donated it all to doctors, their own country & family. They kept none for themselves. Not. A. Penny!

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They say they are content with their ‘87 Dodge Diplomat Suburban & their 148 year old Victorian home,

Violet is quoted as saying:

“Money can’t buy happiness. We have everything we need-- I have Allen and he has me.”

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

Doesn’t this just warm your heart and bring hope to humanity!? I also love this statement:

“That money that we won was nothing. We have each other.”

12 comments:

RETAZOS DEL ALMA said...

Beautiful life experience. Thanks for sharing. Love is the only thing that makes us truly happy.

Hugs from Colombia.

CARELI

Impera_Magna said...

That lovely couple does have everything... something that can NOT be bought!

Wishing them many happy, healthy years together!

Potpourri said...

This lovely couple were named Nova Scotians of 2010. They epitomize the personality of the province.

Leeann said...

It's a lovely story, but it makes me wonder why they bought tickets in the first place!

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful thing that they did. What a wonderful couple and life they must have together.

Debbie

Wendy said...

what a wonderful, wonderful story...thank you for sharing it!!

pcflamingo said...

Oh, that just made me tear up .... "I have him and he has me".... that says it all.

Jan said...

A heartwarming story with a lesson for us all. I wonder how many of us would be able to do the same thing? They certainly have their priorities in the right order.

Carole said...

This is so sweet and heartwarming ! Something really much needed nowadays. Thanks for sharing this awesome story (I think I'll talk about it in my classes and see the teenagers' reactions).

JCnNC said...

I am thinking that they brought the tickets so that they had the means to do something for others, which puts another meaning to their "wonderfullness" - my word. That article says it all. Judy C

MrsTrish said...

Awwww...I love it! Wonderful story! <3

Mama Pea said...

That is a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it!