Here's a feel-good story to brighten up your back-at-work-after-a-holiday-weekend Monday afternoon. The Flint Journal reports that a grandfather's impressive store of NASCAR collectibles is paying for his grandson's college education. Monte Mansfield passed away in 2007, but not before amassing a collection that included - among many other things - more than 300,000 NASCAR postcards, the type given away free at races. Carole Mansfield said it was her husband's dream to see their grandson, who is also named Monte, attend college. He gave his blessing to his wife to sell the collection. Young Monte (pictured above with grandma Carole) has lived with his grandparents since he was 4 years old.
Grandma and grandpa were huge NASCAR fans. The Burton, Mich., couple toured the country to watch races, rubbed shoulders with legends and even babysat Darrell Waltrip's daughter.
Young Monte attends Mott Community College, where he is preparing for a career in business law. And yes, he is very appreciative of what his grandparents have done for him.
Grandfather's NASCAR collectibles pay for grandson's college education (Flint Journal)