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Apr 14, 2023Liked by Janice Walton

Thank you Janice, this really made me THINK I should do more for the future!🙏🏻

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Apr 14, 2023·edited Apr 14, 2023Author

Hi Rita, It really is so important. I was so unprepared and there was so much I didn't know or hadn't even considered. Then there I was - having to figure everything out in the moment. If you have questions as you move forward, I might have answers.

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Dear Janice,

I deeply appreciate this information you have compiled in this post as well as the one on necessary paperwork for end of life plans.

You have motivated me to get busy about getting my affairs in order (something l keep saying l will do but keep procrastinating!). You also made me aware of a couple things l was unaware of. So, THANK-YOU!

I will be 70 yrs old in June & 18 months ago l moved in with my youngest son who is single. It has worked out just great. I am in reasonably good health & hope to live many more years but l want to have things in order so no burden will be placed on my son or any of my other children. So your post today is very timely & a wonderful guide for me.

God bless!

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Hi Laurie, Thanks so much.. I know what you mean about not being a burden on the children. That was also very important to me.

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Hi Laurie, thanks for sharing this. I am wondering, which affairs are more crucial to get in order for you? Happy to learn from who is wiser and has more life lived than me :)

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Hi Livio, I would say the will and powers of attorney. If they aren't in place and something unforeseen occurs, you would have no power to make decisions on a loved one's behalf. It is also important to know where you stand. I left all the paperwork, financial stuff, and computer accounts in my husband's care. He couldn't tell me what was what, so, it took weeks to figure out everything. I would take the time to be well-informed.

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Thank you Janice. This recreation/reinvention is quite the process 😉

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That it is.

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Thank you Janice! I appreciate your reminders…I was being quite diligent about a number of the tips you have referenced but all of a sudden with what feels like some new adventures arriving I’ve kind of put a hold on finishing up some of the others.

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My best wishes for you and those impending new adventures, Marilyn..

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You have reminded me here of what I have put off - visiting care homes in advance just to see what is available in my little town, and to arrange for my cremation in advance. The biggest question is, as always, finances. I thought I had put away enough, but it turns out I may have to die a couple of years earlier than planned... ha ha ha Thanks Janice!

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Apr 14, 2023·edited Apr 14, 2023Author

That won't work, who would keep us informed about Bartle and Italy? In terms of cremation, if you are interested. Dan was cremated and I found Tulip Cremation in San Francisco. They were wonderful and took care of everything at a very low cost. I would definitely use them again.

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I will check on Tulip today while I am thinking about it. Thanks!

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Hi C.J. I think knowing you have a plan and having some of the questions answered for yourself will help - maybe make a list of concerns. If you have questions let me know - maybe I have some answers.

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