Monday, February 7, 2011

Fun Monday - Dream Big!

Our hostess for the entire month of February is Molly at one of my very favoritest-named blogs, Return of the White Robin. This is her assignment for this Monday..."imagine that you are the recipient of a large sum of money, say 10 million dollars (to account for inflation). Tell us what you would do with the gift and how would your lifestyle change."

This is easy for me because I dream this dream every time I buy a lottery ticket. When I win, or when someone gives me $10 million, I will do the following things:

1. Pay off all my bills
2. Give all of my children a lump sum to do with as they wish, with the understanding that there will be no more.
3. Buy a house in the Hill Country of Texas, probably in Fredericksburg, where you can still shop at Dooley's, an honest-to-goodness old-fashioned variety store.
4. Endow a scholarship fund at St. Anthony's where my grandson started his school life and where they love him still.
5. Use the remainder to start a fund for the permanent endowment of our local lending library. I cannot think of a better gift to give the world...and myself.


bichonpawz said...

Sandy! You are an angel! What a wonderful list of things to do with your millions!! This is a hard one...but I think I would definitely have to leave some money for bichon rescue...or The Humane Society.

Molly said...

Sandy, thanks for joining this Fun Monday. You have spent the money very well. I love the idea of a scholarship fund and an endowment to a library. You have spent your imaginary money generously and wisely.

Sayre said...

Love the library! They're talking about closing libraries in England to save money - and I suppose it's only a matter of time before that idea makes it over here... A terrible idea!!! Yours is wonderful though!

Jill said...

scholarships and libraries are good. I didn't note which charities I would give to, but those are good ones!

Faye said...

A Myanderings library--what a wonderful idea. Like you, I was thinking scholarships. What better legacy to leave behind than the education for deserving young people. Your gift with strings to your children remind me of two dear friends who practice tough love with their own children and their many foster kids. Their children are welcome to stay in the family home as long as they want or need, but once they leave the nest they can't move back in!

Kim said...

I love that library picture. I should have thought of something to do with books since that is one of my passions. Duh! Great list.

Pamela said...

I would hire you to make my lists -- with a good salary. ha ha ha ha

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