Here’s an excerpt from the column:
“You may have read about the remarkable life and times of Ronald Read. He was the gas station attendant and lifelong resident of Windham County, Vt., who had quietly accumulated a portfolio worth a fortune. As theBrattleboro Reformer reported earlier this year, Read died last June at age 92. Despite his relatively modest wages, he left an estate with “stock holdings and property” valued at nearly $8 million. His bequest was to leave most of it to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Brooks Memorial Library.
His close friends and family were shocked when they learned the value of his estate.
The entire column contains lessons we can all learn from the remarkable Mr. Read.
The remarkable life and lessons of Ronald Read, the $8 million janitor
Washington Post, Todays April 26 2015