eep contracts and importantdocuments in a safe place!They could come in handy at alater date. Consider the recentlypublicized case of a funeral homewho "lost" the contract and plansfor a woman's burial. They initiallyrefused to honor the contract be-cause they couldn't find any re-cord of the arrangements. The
ince when has reading be-come a lost art? Warningsigns are there for just one rea-son
TO WARN YOU!
The photoabove, taken on Friday, July 2ndillustrates the point. Is that yourchild in the polluted water? Therewere about 25 adults and theirchildren swimming and playing inthe water at the time. The MSMlocal news web site also carriedthe story. Do we care so little for
our children’s health, much less
ours, that we swim and play in
infected water? Don’t forget that
in some cases, serious illness anddeath can result from E-coli expo-sure. Why should we worry? Ourchildren never get water in theirmouths or in cuts on their skinwhen they play in the water.
Is Reading a Lost Art?
person had a legal written contract with thefuneral home, and fortunately, had saved acopy for 15 years. A competitor honored thecontract and got the person's business instead.My Dad made arrangements and paid for abeautiful gravesite on a hill overlooking someponds 10 years prior to his passing. When thefuneral procession arrived for his burial, itwent to a swampy site at the lowest part of thecemetery. The funeral director had"conveniently" changed the sites without myDad's knowledge. As you can imagine, my Momwas beside herself with grief. Fortunately, wehad a copy of the contract and had the situa-tion corrected, but it required re-burial andsome legal pressures. What about warranties?Do we file them away or toss them, hoping themanufacturer will keep accurate records? If you don't register the item, good luck trying toget a warranty replacement. The originalsales receipt or warranty is an impor-tant document. Consider a fireproof safe, scanning the document into acomputer to be saved on a CD or DVD,or putting those documents in a safedeposit box. Save yourself some time,money, and grief by keeping importantdocuments in a safe place and letsomeone know where they are in anemergency.
Where is the responsibilityhere? With the parents?With law enforcement? Arewe giving the attorneys moreammunition? If you want toswim in a potential toilet, stayat home, and you can avoidthe sunburn and the sand inyour shorts.