A Different Kind of Mother’s Day Gift

A Different Kind of Mother’s Day Gift | Sig Cohen

What to get my wife for Mother’s Day? Beyond the requisite flowers, dinner out, or Whitman’s Sampler, what to give? At various times my wife has asked me: “What am I supposed to do in an emergency?” “What if you get very sick, or worse….?” “Whom do I call?” “Where do I look for your insurance papers, information on your pension, etc?

When I showed her where I keep our vital documents, she replied: “How can anyone find anything in there?” So, I got a loose-leaf notebook with plenty of tabs and set to work. The first page lists critical phone numbers: Whom to call regarding my pension, our retirement accounts, insurance companies, long-term care, etc. Next, a table of contents. Then the tabs:

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