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and that I was doing it all to keep them safe,
cared for and financially secure.
My mother was visibly relieved when I offered to take over bill paying, arrange for direct
deposit of checks and create an annuity after I
realized that they were making questionable
choices with their finances (such as paying
bills late, hiding money in their house rather
than putting it in the bank, etc.).
My father, who appeared reasonable, had
created several financial messes that were difficult to extricate him from. He greatly embarrassed me by telling everyone that I was
stealing his money but, wisely, I had kept their
finances and mine strictly separate and had
not taken any payment from them.
My involvement in my parent’s finances
kept them well cared for until their deaths.
Rosario Catalano Hoeffner
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
Out of Africa
I just returned from my initial Costco
Travel trip. The trip was to Africa, and I was
able to add to/adjust my trip itinerary via your
I can’t say enough about the knowledge
of my representative and how professional the
entire trip was—from beginning to the very
end. I had always wanted to travel to Africa but
felt as if I would not be able to afford a trip
there. However, Costco provided that opportunity and the entire trip was first-class.
I have told other friends about the travel
website and to be aware that once a trip books
up it is taken off the website. So you need to
look often and book fast.
Thanks, Costco, for providing me with a
lifetime of memories and pictures of a terrific continent.
Spring Branch, Texas
THE TYPO GREMLINS have invaded
The Connection recently. In the
September issue, the item number for
the K. Bell Wool Boot Sock, pictured on
page 26, should have been #523640. In
October, the article “Healthcare Rx,”
on page 23 stated there are 25,000
small businesses in the U.S. It should
have read 25,000,000. Item #523353,
mentioned in October’s Buying Smart
on page 75, is a 9-foot (not 14-foot)
garland. And on page 81, 14 million
people under the age of 65, not 650,
purchase insurance. Our apologies and
thanks to the eagle-eyed readers who
caught these errors.—Ed.
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