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A Home for Mom

You just inherited $1,000,000 from an aunt you didn’t even know existed. What’s the first thing you buy (or otherwise use the money for)?

I’ll pay my debts and I’ll buy an apartment or a house without architectural barriers To take care better of my mother who is paralytic. We have a small apartment with small rooms and a narrow corridor. The building has small elevators and life is difficult for a person in a wheelchair.

The new home will have wide rooms with enough space to move around with the wheelchair without having to make complicated manoeuvres. It will have a special bathroom built for handicapped persons with all my mother needs. It will be a home with a lot of light, because she loves light. And definitely it will have a balcony, a porch or a small garden so she’ll be able to go out easily when the weather is good to enjoy the fresh air.

In this world of ours I’m a privileged one. I can eat every day, I have a home, I can live in peace. There are a lot of people who don’t have enough to survive. I’ll use the money to help those in dire need. The question is how? I’ll probably give the money to a charity of my trust after investigating how they work and making sure that their projects are worth it and the help they provide really reach the needy

At the end like the song of High Society says Who wants to be a millionaire? I only want what I need to live honestly. Too much money, too much problems

 

Gone with the Windfall.

Author:

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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