DCM Services and probate

After my dad died, I had the unenviable task of managing his estate while working full-time and living in another state.  One task was to contact credit card companies to cancel his accounts. He had MANY credit cards open because the person who lived with him up until 2006 (2 years before his death) was stealing from him and opening lines of credit under his name. I canceled quite a few credit cards in 2006 but there were still a couple open when he died.

One credit card was with Citi. Continue reading

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VA Eligibility Letter Postmortem

VA letter addressed to my dad on November 1, 2008:

“According to records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), you were stationed in the Republic of Vietnam during your military service.” The letter goes on to tell my father all about disability compensation he may be eligible for. Great! Just one problem: Continue reading

Hanoi Jane and QVC

Link to her blog: http://janefonda.com/qvc-cancelled-my-appearance/

Summary: She wrote on her blog that QVC cancelled her appearance for fear of protestors gathering due to her opposition to the Vietnam War. She claims that, “I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us.” Continue reading