You Never Know

Marty McGarry, has dreamt of winning the pools all his life his wife is forever the pessimist until one day it happens- Marty becomes the biggest ever winner in 1969. When the press find out the couple are hounded and flee to America. does money really bring happiness?

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The Chef could not thank Marty enough as he left the table.

“How much did you give him Marty asked Pat?

“About seven pounds love.”

“Seven pounds, the meal was only eight for both of us and then there were drinks as well.”

But you got the best and it was cooked to perfection was it not?

“Yes, but.”

Marty interrupted her then said we make two hundred pounds a week in interest on our money Pat we haven’t even touched the capital yet so stop worrying.

“Two hundred pounds a week; we will never be able to spend that kind of money a week.

“We can travel all over the world if we wish all courtesy of the bank.

“Are we going to give any money to my sister?

“I thought we just have.”

“Come on Marty she’s my only family.”

“I am going to set up a trust fund for Christopher because we are his God parents but as for Claire and her husband I am not giving them a penny more love sorry.”

“They earn good money and have their own home; do we?

“No but I think they would of saw us alright had they won the money.”

“I’m sorry Pat but you are deluded, your sister is a material girl and Christopher a snob; he looked down on me for years because he is a pilot and your sister is no better either.

“Now I have a few bob in the bank I will bet Christopher and your sister wants to be best buddies; well I am not buying it Pat.

I never thought it Martin McGarry, but you have changed since you won this money.

“No I haven’t changed Pat; I just woke up.

“We are now in a position to buy anything we want. “ Like a home of our own; a car each.

“We don’t have to live from hand to mouth any more. I have worked hard all my life and I am not going to give my cash to someone who doest give a toss about me or you come to that.

Martin paid the bill then they walked around the town. Martin bought cigarettes for Steve Philips and a bottle of whiskey. He bought some Bermuda shorts, a snorkel and flippers for their God son. They walked back to the hotel in virtual silence.

 

 

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