Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Tue Jun 22 13:59:12 BST 2021

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From: "WILLIAM A WENRICH" <wawenri at msn.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Bcc: fishman at panix.com
Sent: 6/22/2021 8:26:52 AM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: A PSA

>I second the recommendation. I am the executor for my Mother and have power ov attorney. I need to update Gayle’s and my wills. It’s been over 30 years.
>Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
>William A Wenrich
>From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Rebecca Price <becca7108 at gmail.com>
>Sent: Monday, June 21, 2021 3:50:03 PM
>To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold. <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
>Subject: [LMB] OT: A PSA
>We just had a sudden death in my family. The specifics don't matter for
>this PSA; what does matter is that she died intestate, without a will or
>any sense of what she wanted done with her belongings or her body. All she
>did was make arrangements for who would take care of her dog if she died.
>She'd been in poor health, but just never quite got around to things..
>I know it feels morbid, but please, please get at least a will made up, and
>a medical power of attorney. Make a list of who should be notified in case
>of your death. We're having to reconstruct my relative's life from her
>Facebook friends list. The day has been spent frantically calling and
>emailing people, and my brother is going to have to go to a strange city
>and state to deal with a bureaucratic mess.
>Even if you live alone - *especially* if you live alone - get this stuff
>set up in advance. Your friends will appreciate it.
>Half of what we call madness is just some poor slob dealing with pain by a
>strategy that annoys the people around him - Lois McMaster Bujold
Well, I do not plan to bother with a will. There really is no one other 
than my sister and two nieces. I do have a durable power of attorney 
enabling her to make medical decisions, but a full will is too complex.


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