There are a lot of people who can vividly recall the delight, excitement, and motivation they felt when they received their first salary.
Not even Michael Doherty was an exception to the rule.
In the 1950s, he began his professional career by serving as an apprentice after completing his education. When he had his first bit of cash, he gave it to his mom right away.
She decided to put the money aside for a “rainy day” rather than spend the money that her son was earning at the time.
The amount, which was just a little bit more than £2 at the time, was fairly astounding. The cost of a beer was merely nine pence.
62 years later, while Michael was clearing out the house, he came into the money when he was looking through one of the boxes. Having possession of his first income once more was an amazing experience for him.
However, Margaret Doherty, Michael’s mother, was overjoyed beyond measure. He is currently 104 years old and resides in an elderly care facility.
This is where his son discovered the mess that he had made.