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Fairfax "Money isn't everything," says an 82-year-old woman offered a fortune to sell her home. Screenshot-whaleoil.co.nz

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“Money isn’t everything,” says an 82-year-old woman offered a fortune to sell her home.
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Like a scene out of the classic Australian comedy, The Castle, one home owner has turned down all offers to buy her out of her property.

An 82-year-old grandmother from the Sydney suburb of Castle Hill has turned down an AU$26 million (NZ$27 million) offer to sell her home.

Retired schoolteacher Ruth, who requested her surname not be used, was approached by developers looking to transform her 2500-square-metre corner block, Domain.com.au reported.

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Word of the Day

The word for today is…

MacGuffin (also McGuffin) (noun) – (film) A plot element that catches the viewers’ attention or drives the plot; “the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock’s films”.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1930s: a Scottish surname, coined in this sense by the English film director Alfred Hitchcock, allegedly from a humorous story involving such a pivotal factor.

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Proverbs 26

2Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim.

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I wish I had Stella’s patience

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I bet procedures were reviewed after this

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