During the Great Depression, a wealthy lawyer died leaving a will specifically designed to embarrass the beneficiaries. He left shares in the Ontario Jockey Club to two prominent men well known for their opposition to gambling, and shares in a Catholic brewery company to every Protestant minister in Toronto. But the bulk of his fortune was to go to the Toronto woman who gave birth to the most children in the ten years after his death. It was this that really caught people’s imagination. The Newpapers called it ‘The Great Stork Derby.’ Finally, his fortune was shared amongst four mothers who each produced nine children.
Well, rich or poor, we all leave legacies. And for those who receive them some legacies embarrass, some infuriate, but I hope yours bring blessing.

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