Friday, November 5, 2010

I haven't choked back tears like this since watching the end of Toy Story 3 (last night).

What would you do with $11,255,272? - Front -

A portrait in human kindness. Via the Chronicle Herald.

LOWER TRURO — They won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July. And now every penny is gone. But Allen and Violet Large didn’t spend any of it on themselves. And that’s just the way they like it.

'What you’ve never had, you never miss,' said Violet, 78.

Married since 1974, the Lower Truro couple don’t live large. They don’t travel, they don’t gamble and they don’t buy what they don’t need.

'We have an old house, but we’re comfortable and we’re happy in it,' Violet said.

They spent 30 years in Ontario where Allen was a steel welder and Violet worked for cosmetics and chocolate companies. They retired in 1983 and returned to Nova Scotia.
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