Assembled are we: bones of the mother

I did not know.

Me, the son relinquished at twenty-one months,

talking to her resting sister and brother,

Their parents, the great-grandparents.

Sylvia, Isaac, Beatrice, Mary —

songs and iambs and anthems.

Only my voice remains,

strengthened by other parents.

Honor each one always.

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Barrasso, John of Wyoming
Blunt, Roy of Missouri
Cruz, Theodore of Texas
Graham, Lindsay of South Carolina
Hagerty, William of Tennessee
Hawley, Joshua of Arizona
Johnson, Ronald of Wisconsin
Lankford, James of Oklahoma
Lummis, Cynthia of Wyoming
Rounds, Michael of South Dakota
Scott, Richard of Florida
Shelby, Richard of Alabama
Tuberville, Thomas of Alabama
Wicker, Roger of Mississippi

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If you economize, you could save $170.10 a month without much sacrificing in your limited-income years:

  • Abandon expensive cell phone service like Verizon, in favor of T-Mobile or Cellular One, etc.
  • Eliminate cable TV, in favor of streaming video using a wireless modem or router.
  • Stop weekly high-end food shopping, in favor of shopping at Aldi, Lidl, Food Lion, or your local alternative. For most shopping, you don’t need Publix or Harris Teeter or Kroger or Whole Foods Market. The high-end shops can fill in the gaps.
  • Find auto insurance that does not factor in your credit score.

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Ring…ring.

“My brother is a jerk doctor and has $10M in investments.”

“I have Medicare and Medicaid, and need a cap on a front tooth. My Medicaid plan doesn’t cover it. And, I got a quote for $2,600 for that broken tooth.”

I have great news for you: you will have $1,600 a year in dental benefits to help with that cap.

“What… It will take me two years to get that cap.” (click)

Without this plan, it will take forever to repair your tooth, disconnected customer.

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You love someone,
but not like them much, and
spend more time elsewhere.

You can like your pals, but
not feel the ache of love, and
hold each other for fun.

When you both like and love someone,
there’s the bond that keeps —
the strength and regard for the ages

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To Whom It Concerns but Doesn’t Care

Value your frontline agents, lest they leave you lonely. Some will stay, some are gluttons for sales performance disappointment.

If you undermine federal regulations with false claims aimed at older Americans, you also hurt your agents.

Imagine an environment in which you did a better job marketing your offerings, such that people call to see how they may improve their health coverage.

Many days get better when you follow a worthy credo.

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