It's really difficult sometimes to restrain my bitterness and not judge my parents too harshly for not being rich and being able to leave me a huge and much deserved inheritance. So, you know I have nothing congratulatory to say to this lady either.

In fact, I hate Arlene Magdanz. She is the cousin of one Walter Samaszko Jr., 69 and now deceased, of Carson City, Nevada.

Since Walter leaves behind no immediate family, Arlene becomes the sole heir to an estimated (real value could go so much higher) $7 Million dollars in gold bars and coins, including rare pieces. He also had another $12,000 in cash around the house and stock portfolios worth more than $165,000.

"Nobody had any clue he was hoarding the gold, Carson City Clerk-Recorder Alan Grover told the Las Vegas Sun, adding it was found stored in boxes in the house and garage."


Good thing that Walter passed away unexpectedly, didn't trust the government, banks, doctors, or people, lived with his mom until she died, left no will, and decided to take matters into his own hands.

But now the Samaszko treasure stands to be tapped:


"Glover said he wants to start selling off the gold as soon as possible. The IRS wants a share of the total, he said, and the case is relatively simple other than the agency's involvement."


Read the full account of the story here, courtesy of CBS Las Vegas, and be reminded about how it always happens to someone else.

C'mon folks! There's still time for me!