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Monthly archives: July 2013

The Search For Home

EMPOWERING THE DISABLED WITH UNCONVENTIONAL SOLUTIONS Charles D. Hammerman “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” —Maya Angelou A HOME IS MUCH MORE THAN AN ADDRESS, a place to hang your hat. When we buy a house or sign a leas[...]

And the Cut Crystal Goes To...

PASSING ON PERSONAL PROPERTY—WITHOUT THE ANGST Linda M. Toga ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TASKS FACING AN ESTATE’S EXECUTOR is dividing up the personal property that his or her parents accumulated over a lifetime. Although wills frequently direct the executor to divide personal property “equally[...]

The Upside of Downsizing

HOW TO EASE THE HIGH ANXIETY OF MOVING Donna Quinn and Jeff Stone WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, it doesn’t always make sense. Every year, surveys show that most adults ages 45 and older plan to stay in their current homes for as long as possible, mainly because, well, they’ve grown accustomed to t[...]

Back to the Roots

NOT A GRAVE STORY Judy Light Ayyildiz MOUNT VERNON CEMETERY IN TEAYS VALLEY, West Virginia sprawls gracefully just across the road from a two-story farmhouse.  Tons of tombstones fill the postcard gravesite among a green country garden bed tumbling over with primroses, old hanging trees, unprune[...]