I was sitting at the Coffee Mill this morning and browsing through Letters when I saw the posting for the job as Administrative Assistant. I nearly cried, because I am the perfect candidate.
In every area except one...
My heart lives here, but my body lives 300 miles away. I’m staying in the area until Labor Day, but then I go back home, kicking and screaming.
So, instead I’ll take this opportunity to offer kudos on the great job you do on Letters; that I support your organization and all it does, and that it is my dearest wish that I could formally apply. If I was able, I would fold my arms and blink or wiggle my nose and make it all be possible.
Maybe a more realistic opportunity will present itself sometime in the future.
In the meantime, I bid you best wishes, and continued success in all your efforts.
Michael and I were moved by your short mention of the “I Love You Letter” in the recent issue. We have been together over 25 years, and over time we have assembled what we call a “House List.”
Not only does it have banking/safety deposit box info, etc., but it also contains detailed instructions regarding everything that we usually do around the house: winding/resetting the grandfather clock, changing the furnace filters and the water filters in the kitchen, where the keys are for the generator transfer switch, how to turn off the water to the house, location of the main electrical breakers, master gas turnoff, etc., etc., etc.
Thanks to your little blurb, we shared a very tender moment thinking about how very much we mean to one another.
Thanks, Steve. You made our day.
Bob Yesbek and Michael Hurd
My partner and I attended the LGBT seminar you hosted on July 21st. We wanted to say thanks for bringing the gay community together with legislative and legal leaders to educate us on some of the financial and legal aspects of the changes affecting gay and lesbian couples with the advent of Delaware’s new civil union law. I think that this event illustrates a great partnership between business leaders and the area’s foremost LGBT community leader, for the betterment of the community. I hope that there are future opportunities to join together to bring more of these types of events to the community. Navigating financial waters is difficult enough; being an LGBT couple adds a special complexity. Events such as this bring critical information directly to the community, and at a minimum provides us enough food for thought to ask our personal experts the right questions.
Should your plans include more of the above seminars, I’m sure there would be an audience for one on the financial impacts of aging. There is a significant portion of our local LGBT community that is retired or nearing retirement; financial and legal issues affecting this group are becoming more and more pressing because plans and structures put in place now will have a profound effect on the remainder of our lives with little time to recoup from mistakes. My partner and I are in that situation. Issues you might want to address in the future are Medicaid laws and asset sheltering; reverse mortgages; and more information about the various annuity products.
Linda Minkowski and Susan McMullen
We’re planning a group bus trip to NYC on October 22. The price is $40 per seat. The bus departs Milton, Delaware at 7 a.m. and leaves NYC for the return trip at 7 p.m. What you do in in New York is up to you.
For more information, or to reserve your seat, contact Linda or Howard Gregory or call 302-644-9551.
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