A Guy Planted 400 Acres of Sunflowers in His Wife’s Memory

A Guy Planted 400 Acres of Sunflowers in His Wife’s Memory

A 66-year-old woman in Wisconsin named Babbette Jaquish lost her battle with cancer last November. So her 65-year-old husband Don decided to pay tribute to her in a pretty incredible way.

The two of them owned a farm in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and after Babbette was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2006, she said she wanted to start growing sunflowers . . . and sell the seeds to raise money for cancer research.

So this past spring, he planted 400 ACRES of them along both sides of the road next to their property. And if you drive by their place now, the sunflowers go on for four-and-a-half MILES.

Don and his family plan to start selling the seeds soon, and they’re putting Babbette’s story on the back of every bag.

He told ABC News he wanted to do something big to show people how much he loved her, because, quote, “Everyone that ever met Babbette fell in love with her. I was just lucky enough to be the guy that SHE fell in love with.”

(ABC News)

A $139 Million House Just Went on the Market . . . What Do You Get For That Kind of Money?

A $139 Million House Just Went on the Market . . . What Do You Get For That Kind of Money?

The most expensive house that’s EVER been listed in the U.S. just hit the market. So if you’ve got $139 MILLION sitting in the bank and you don’t know what to do with it, maybe this is the house for you.

The house is in Hillsboro Beach, Florida, in an area called “Millionaires Row.” It’s not even totally BUILT yet . . . it won’t be done until next year. But it costs $139 million, and for that money, it’d better be amazing. Here’s what you get . . .

  • A 60,000-square-foot house on four acres with six fountains.
  • 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms.
  • 465 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean.
  • A dock capable of handling a yacht up to 185 feet long.
  • Four Jacuzzis, an indoor spa, and massage rooms.
  • An underground garage that can handle 30 cars.
  • An 18-seat IMAX theater.
  • And a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool with a waterslide and waterfall.

(Wall Street Journal)

(Here are some photos of the $139 million home and the listing.)