Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
President Harding in a Packard
I am so blessed to have folks who comment on this blog. This blog is not a journal as such, but just a collection of my random thoughts with some entries concerning my life. I am humbled and smile at times at your comments, life is good.
There are incidents that need to be recorded and others that are only 'tree leaves blown by the wind'. I remember when AOL Journals died, some copied all their entries and saved them, at times I wish I had, but I did not.
Misunderstandings that cost:
I have said good bye to my parents and siblings. One is especially memorable, concerning insurance. I called her "Kat." When I was a kid she was actually like a second mama to me.
During the discussion for the funeral of her deceased husband Dick, she handed the director the burial Ins. Policy; at the time she casually said, “I am covered by this policy also.”
After studying it for a moment, “No ma’am, you are not covered, this is only for Rev. Lankford.”
“Oh yes it is, my husband would not have told me if it was not true.” Her son was with her and agreed with the director, (who was an acquaintance of mine). The director kept the policy.
She then arranged and took out a paid-up policy for her funeral, $4000 or 5000 at the time.
She mentioned it to Shirl, who took the ball and ran with it. Having been an ins. underwriter and understood some of the ins and outs. Shirl chased it and even without the policy or #, found that Kat was covered, and retrieved a copy.
I then went to the director about recovering her payment. “Of course Jack, all she has to do is pay the premiums for the 2 months.”
THE PREMIUMS WERE $1000!!!! “WHAT BILLY???”
“It is what it is Jack, I’m sorry.”
When I told Kat she said 'forget it' and changed the beneficiary of her policy to Shirl for finding the error.
Just after that, Sherry & I did some checking. Buying that policy is considered a bad financial investment. Sherry and I called our NY Life agent and each took out an extra policy on each of us for $10K for burial. Those policies are now paid up and worth twice their orig value. So we are “PAID FOR.”
PS: My girl can save herself some money and have a party if she will just call the USN and ask that I be ‘Buried at Sea!‘ They don’t charge for dropping off an old USN Chief somewhere on one of our ships as it crossed the Atlantic. They will send her the coordinates where I am dropped.