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Old 02-04-2015, 11:25 PM
 
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You never can judge a book by its cover.

Man who lived modestly leaves millions in surprise donations

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A man who sometimes held his coat together with safety pins and had a long-time habit of foraging for firewood also had a knack for picking stocks a talent that became public after his death when he bequeathed $6 million to his local library and hospital.

The investments made by Ronald Read, a former gas station employee and janitor who died in June at age 92, "grew substantially" over the years, said his attorney Laurie Rowell.

Read, who was known for his flannel shirt and baseball cap, gave no hint of the size of his fortune.

"He was unbelievably frugal," Rowell said Wednesday. When Read visited her office, "sometimes he parked so far away so he wouldn't have to pay the meter."
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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What a great story. I am sure he is certainly resting in peace.

Thanks for posting.
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