Friday, August 31, 2007

Leona Helmsley Earns This Week’s Top Scrooge Posthumously

"But God said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get it all?

This Week’s Top Scrooge - August 31, 2007


How many church sermons will include the story of Leona Helmsley and her dog, Trouble, this Sunday?

In case you missed it, Trouble...her pet...inherited $12 million. And for good measure, Trouble’s "fortunes" won’t be over even after her life ends. “I direct that when my dog, Trouble, dies, her remains shall be buried next to my remains in the Helmsley mausoleum,” she ordered. And she left another $3 million to ensure that final resting place is well maintained, including money for a yearly wash or steam-cleaning.

Twelve million dollars. That's two more million dollars than two of her grandchildren are getting combined ($5 million each) and $12 million more than her other two grandchildren are getting...because they are getting zippo as in nada, nothing, and zilch.

I don't make this stuff up, folks. Read the online story at if you want.

If this is not a modern day parable to be told to congregations everywhere on Sunday, then I don't know what is.

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