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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 10th, 2006, 8:48 am Thread Starter
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"Consider the strange story of Alex and Imogene Miller of East Orange, VT.
They eked out an existence on a small farm. Alex would scrounge rusty nails from burnt buildings to repair his roof. He drove a ratty VW Beetle, and when it died, he found another even more ratty, and another...the rusting carcasses littered his yard. Alex died in 1993, and Imogene died in 1996. The local church took up a collection so they could be buried in the churchyard, and the state began the process of taking the farm for taxes.

That would have been the end of a sad story, except..... "

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post #2 of 4 Old Mar 10th, 2006, 7:43 pm
 
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Neat story... kind of sad too. I'm more of a live for today guy. Would have been nice if the old guy had at least fixed one up and enjoyed it himself a little.
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post #3 of 4 Old Mar 10th, 2006, 8:10 pm
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Yeah, decades of hiding things in barns and living in near poverty, and in the end the gov't got their taxes anyway. Sad.

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I can't tell you how many of those stories I have heard of. Some of the people I even know, cause I buy and sell collector automobiles.

One of my favorite auto guys always had on a pair of overalls, come to find out he was very wealthy.

I have to agree with Keith, I'm all for enjoying life.
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