Brooke Astor is known as the Grand Dame of New York. She recently died at 105 but gave away millions to New York museums, libraries and zoos. On the show-Sunday Morning-people who knew her said she was much more than a great philanthropist. They all said that Mrs. Astor was one of the happiest people they knew-always smiling. laughing and living life. Perhaps Mrs. Astor was extremely happy because she gave away so much money. Recent psychologicial studies found that giving away lightens our heart and puts us in a good mood. Mrs. Astor lived Full Throttle and found the secret to a happy and long life-I would like to believe it so!!