St. Louis Library gets $351,000 Bequest from Employee of 46 Years

This may well be the most touching story you’ll ever read on LISNews, from the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

“George W. Kyle knew how to stretch a dollar.

He took a bologna sandwich sack lunch to work nearly every day for more than four decades. When Kyle died of cancer in November 2003 at age 88, he left the library $351,000. Library administrators say it is likely the largest donation ever by a former employee – even though Kyle’s salary never exceeded $20,000 a year”.