A million ideas

Published 7:57 pm Saturday, August 11, 2007

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES – What would you do with $1 million dollars?
Would you buy a house? Would you buy a boat? Would you buy a house that could float on a boat? Well, Dr. Suess might, but Niles residents have a list of things they would love to do if they hit the big jackpot.
Most all agreed they would help out their families first, then spend away and treat themselves to some much deserved gifts.
"I think I would probably be in awe for a while," Lisa Hunter said.
"But after that I would definitely help out my family. I would make sure they had things paid off and make sure money was put back for my grandkids to go to college, then I would take a nice long trip."
Jeanne Henion would pay off all her bills and help her daughters. "I would set the kids up for college and set some aside for a rainy day.
Marvin Rousch, who was selling team hats as part of the annual U.S. 12 garage sales, would like to buy a vacation home in Arizona.
"I really like Arizona. But I would also pay off my kids' college loans and pay off their houses, since mine is already paid off,' he said.
Michael Morris said he would love to take his family around the globe, but with his wife's fear of flying, he would just like to drive around the United States and see the country.
"We already do a lot of traveling, but there a lot of places out west we haven't been to because my wife won't fly, so we drive. It takes a lot longer to get out there, so I think I would probably take a month off work and just tour the U.S.," he continued. "I would also do the obvious like pay off the bills and set money aside."
Sherridon Lyons said she would give some of the money to other countries to help those in need, but she would also spend a lot of it on herself.
"I would get a nice car, a huge house, go on a big shopping spree and throw myself a big birthday party."
She also said she would love to open her own clothing store.
Brenda Hernandez also liked the idea of giving some of the money to those in need.
"I'm a caring person so I would like to give some to a few orphanages. But I would also buy a lot of cars and have a big party with a lot of celebrities and I would move to New York or New Jersey," she said.
There's a lot you can do with $1 million dollars. Most of us will never see that kind of money, but it's nice to have a plan in store if it ever did happen.
So, what would you do?