Homeless Man Leaves Behind Surprise Inheritance

United States
July 29, 2009 8:01am CST
I found this article and found it interesting; here is the link; Get back to me. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111091624 It seems as though there was a homeless man who had a good education and upon retirement, left it all and became homeless. When he died, he left an inheritance. Tell me what you think.
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@milfea (519)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Hey Sav, I've got a word for this too. Wow. Walters is a character. But I wonder what happened to him that made him decide NOT to marry, and NOT to believe in the existence of God. Just a thought...
• United States
24 Nov 09
I don't know about that and about why he don't believe in the existence of God; but I do know that in his own way, he did some good for his fellow man in his own way. And to me, that's a good thing.
• United States
24 Nov 09
Milfea, Forgive my manners but thanks for coming by. peace.
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
8 Aug 09
If I somehow came ito millions, I don't think my life style would change much, so I would leave a hefty inheritance.. to retire and walk away from your life's earnings, etc.. is a bit unusual I'm thinking..
• United States
9 Aug 09
It is a bit out of the ordinary. But I feel sometimes you can get bogged down with stuff and just let it go; Perhaps this was this man's feeling and that's what he did. Thanks for dropping by.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
8 Aug 09
Homeless man leaves behind surprise inheritance........... Humm, it was an interesting story. I can see why he'd get tired of the material world after a while. Material things can never truly satisfy us. While a lot of people would find safety and comfort inside of their home during a storm. Just think of all that they might be missing out on by being hidden away. Often we miss out on the sounds of nature as well as the other surprise elements that might have been there for us if we had only been out there in it and not so busy clinging to things. Happy mylot!
• United States
9 Aug 09
Citychic, I thank,salute and applaud you for your answer. Folks felt he was a hindrance, but from what I read, he wasn't. He didn't take up space where he didn't have to; He was kind, he managed his investments and taxes, and the person who showed him love, he took care of her and the things that mattered to him in the end. To me, that was his decision. Me who have lived modestly all of my life, I probably wouldn't do that, but that is me. Thanks and Happy MyLotting.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 Jul 09
it reminds me of the story of a lady named Hetty Green. she was a miser (she didn't want to spend money of getting her son's foot fixed, so he ended up getting it amputated!) she spent as little as possible only to leave a vast fortune when she passed away. for me, i dont see the 'wealth' in that idea! if you have it, you may as well spend it!