posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:14 PM
My wife have discussed what we would like to do if we won a big lottery prize.
Trusts for our offspring plus some up front cash for each of them to have a nice spending spree for sure. Investments of some type, of course.
Some traveling from time to time.
Then there is a particularly nice, large piece of mostly woodland near where we live that we would want to buy. Build a new house that is solar and
wind powered. Hire Amish to do the construction. Those guys are quality builders, that's for sure. I would have a painting studio, large, clean, and
comfortable to use in all weather conditions located far enough away from the main house so that my super duper stereo blasting out my favorite music
will not disturb my wife. We would have a green house for my wife to play in. And, if they want to, our grown children could construct their own
houses to live in on our property.
No big cars. A farm truck and a tractor would be important for us to use, though.
We would open an art gallery. It would be quite enjoyable for me to turn away artists who are so popular around here, but who do ho hum paintings and
sculptures, in my opinion. And I would not show any art related to the same ole same ole stuff here of barns and horses. The gallery would be open to
the public for free, two days a week. The other 5 days the gallery will be closed.
Twice a year we would hold an exhibition for high school students to exhibit in a contest for a prize of a completely paid for, 4 year education in
fine arts at the college of the winner's chosing. Education completely paid for the winner, to include tuition, a books and supplies fund, room and
board and a monthly payment to them to use for whatever they want to spend it on. Travel, partying, whatever they want. But, they will have to
maintain a fairly high grade average. There would be no excuse for failure, nor mediocrity, because the students will have all they need to insure
they can devote their time to their education.
People we meet or read about who we determine are deserving, will receive anonymous funds as a pleasant surprise for them.
A pleasant and efficient waiter or waitress would probably enjoy seeing a couple of one hundred dollar bills as a tip for great service.