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Oseola McCarty

Oseola McCarty was just five feet tall and weighed less than one hundred pounds. She quit school in the 6th grade when her grandmother that raised her became ill and needed care. “I would have gone back.” she said, “But the people in my class had done gone on, and I was too big. I wanted to be with my class.” Instead she worked. She washed clothes and she saved. "Every month I'd save the same and put it away. I was consistent." She saved more than she could ever need. So in 1995, in her late 80s, she donated $300,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi, the college in her hometown, to finance a scholarship for low-income students. In her words, "'I wanted to share my wealth with the children.” said Miss McCarty, whose only real regret is that she never went back to school. “I never minded work, but I was always so busy, busy. Maybe I can make it so the children don't have to work as hard as I did.'"

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by makodragon

submitted October 28th 2017

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Oseola McCarty
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comments (8)
um, dude?
3 weeks ago
can't you feel the love tonight?
3 weeks ago
ya, because working is such a fucking horrible thing......
3 weeks ago
hey mannnn

she work n sheit
3 weeks ago
She would have done a bigger favor if she taught them not to be lazy and save their money.
3 weeks ago
uv for the tags
3 weeks ago
She's got a little Samuel L Jackson face going on
3 weeks ago
I've had it with these mother fucking kids not going to this mother fucking school!!!!
3 weeks ago
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