It was a 65-year-old love story. When Hartley Gaylord, now 90, met a beautiful young woman named Sandy at his fraternity convention back in the 1950s, he instantly knew he'd marry her. And he did. She taught fifth grade, and he was an optometrist in Palm Desert, CA. They raised two daughters there. When he retired 20 years ago, she took over the family finances.
Unknown to him, Sandy kept two bank accounts--one that she'd started with the $25,000 she'd inherited from her mom. For 30 years, she squirreled away some of her paycheck into the account. As they were packing for a trip, she died unexpectedly. And that's when he discovered the truth about the account--and HOW much was in it!
Posted by Linda Rodgers on Monday, March 28, 2016
It had $127,414.39 that she'd save to donate to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. “I had no idea,” Gaylord told the local newspaper, The Desert Sun. “I knew she started this years ago for Make-A-Wish to benefit kids but I never gave it much thought over the years.” He thought at most the account would contain $35,000.
Recently, he gave the money to the local chapter, which will be able to grant 26 wishes to seriously ill children with the sum. But that money can do even more. Doctors think that when kids who are so sick get what their hearts' desire, it improves their health and their outlook, the head of the local chapter told the California newspaper.
So this is a beautiful story for everyone!
Here's a love story for ya:Hartley Gaylord's wife, Sandy, had been saving money for the Make-A-Wish America foundation...Posted by MY96 on Sunday, March 27, 2016
Here's a love story for ya:Hartley Gaylord's wife, Sandy, had been saving money for the Make-A-Wish America foundation...
via Huffington Post and DesertSun.com
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