Once upon a time, America felt pretty good about stories like Craig and Kathryn Halls.
Here are people who have worked hard their whole lives, made good investments and have given back to their communities and their country.
We used to find that inspiring and worth emulating. After all, Craig Hall is a guy who started off his billion-dollar development empire on $4,000 in savings from mowing lawns and selling Cutco. His wife had more of a step-up in life, perhaps, but she built on her beginnings, becoming a successful lawyer, executive and ambassador.