My Dear Friend,
About a hundred years ago my grandfather fought in World War I — my cousin, Ken Summers, found the following. (The military keeps pretty good records.)
Hit control ++ to magnify his medical record. It says Grampa was sent home to die.
You can also magnify his widow’s pension below. Not much for a man’s life: $322. That’s not for a month, that’s for an entire life.
Several MDs I talked to said that with a wound like Gramps had that the surgeons would have removed the shrapnel. No. Grampa — who I never met — ended up with lead in him and a tiny pension.
John & Mercy Summers
He decided to take it in a lump sum, a one-time payment of around $300 while he was still alive.
What is not recorded in any documents is that as soon as he received the settlement one of our shirt-tail relatives visited him with a sack of — of all things — almonds.
This chap stuck a pin in one of the almonds and said watch.
He lit the nut on fire and it burned for several minutes like a tiny torch.
My grandfather gave this asshole all his pension money after being promised large returns on a secret process to extract oil from almonds — this oil would be used to power the world.
Grampa died shortly after. A busted man.
Near the end of his life my dad lost all of his tiny fortune betting on horses. Sometimes when we were at a bar he would amuse himself by setting various beer nuts aflame.
He carried a small hat pin in his wallet for this purpose.
His first social security check was $62. He shot himself prior to the second check because he did not want to be a pauper.
I worried I might end up the same way so I invested prudentially in IRAs for Kate and me.
Many of those stocks are still being traded for a few pennies on the dollar.
We still have a little cash left so I have decided to start an almond farm but I find myself a bit short so perhaps you could see your way clear to helping me — and in the process become wealthy beyond your dreams.
You see, my dear friend, I have recently uncovered a sensational method to extract oil from almonds.
It could save the world.
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