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  •  Not easy to consider (5+ / 0-)

    but we should also consider the "what-ifs" that can overtake any of us.  Sometimes way before logic tells us they will, because of accident, misadventure or various hidden treasures in the genetic tree.

    We all need contingency plans and clear communications with our loved ones and relatives regarding our wishes.

    Democrats give you the Bill of Rights; Republicans sell you a bill of goods!

    by barbwires on Sat May 05, 2012 at 10:20:28 AM PDT

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    •  Totally agree. After the what happened with my (5+ / 0-)

      mother as well as the aftermath of her death, I came home & promptly made sure docs were in place & that my adult offspring knew about them & my desires regarding "what ifs".  

      My offspring reacted just as I did long ago when my parents annointed me with keeper of their death wishes.  

      Sigh, but at least now they know what/who/where/etc in life or death..even if they do not yet realize that I've made their path easier when the time comes.

      Although I do admit to punking them when they started arguing to stall me.  I told them that I had made arrangements for a taxidermist to stuff me so they could take turns keeping me at their homes.  Priceless, the look on my dear young DIL face.  Poor dear believed me....(Did stop the stall tactics though...cackle)

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