Hey, it looks like I may have some books out in time to get a comment or two, to include in ‘Gracefully Grasping for Dignity’. But it will be close.
I want to get this non –fiction book out as soon as possible.
I feel strongly about this book and every horror story I hear about seniors makes it seem more important. Shirl just e-mailed me about a long time friend in her 80’s, independent and well educated. She made ZERO plans for her demise. She had only one living relative, and she had not informed him of anything including her personal records. A dear friend is trying desperately to arrange the funeral, visitation, and the like. She is also checking to see how the funeral will be paid, etc.
I think I asked here on the Blog, if you hide money or important papers. You would be amazed that over half of seniors hide money and much of it is never found by the heirs or relatives.
Billions of dollars annually are lost, because insurance is not claimed. There are some insurance people who read the Obits and keep up with the families of the insured to make sure ‘their’ policies are paid off.
There are others, due to a long dormant periods, that never get claimed. WE have a couple policies, $250 & $500, paid up life. (remember the dime policies?) They have been paid up for 25 years, they insure our children, so they could lay dormant for another 30 to 40 years. WE are leaving instructions for them, the ins. Companies do not exist now, but the policies are still good.
LOUISIANA’s time . . .
A senior at LSU was overheard saying . . . "When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana."
When asked why, he replied he'd rather be in Louisiana because………….
everything happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the civilized world.