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You Just Never Know...

posted Friday, September 16, 2016 by Katie Hop

Robert Morin lived a simple, frugal life.

He drove a ’92 Plymouth, the Boston Globe reported. In his free time, Morin read — a lot. And he didn’t eat fancy meals.

“He would have some Fritos and a Coke for breakfast, a quick cheese sandwich at the library, and at home would have a frozen dinner because the only thing he had to work with was a microwave,” his financial adviser, Edward Mullen, told the Globe. “He was a very unusual gentleman.”

Morin was a longtime employee at the University of New Hampshire library; he worked as a cataloguer, which is basically someone who writes descriptions of new material coming into the library.

Last week, the university announced that when Morin died in March 2015 at the age of 77, he left his estate to the school.

His $4 million estate.

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