For years my accountant was an old Coney Island neighbor of my mother's, he did our taxes every year, and refused to take any money. He was so happy to have us come over and spend the evening. After he did the taxes he and his wife served dessert and coffee and we reminisced about Coney Island in the 30s. He was like family. By the way, his first cousin was Neil Diamond's mother, who I understand is still alive and a resident at the senior home where my Parkinsons lectures are held.
But I digress. What I wanted to say was that he was very concerned about my status as a young, single mother of 4 with only a part time job. He warned me not to invest any money, small as it may be, in anything but CDs. Widows and orphans funds, he called them. He was very worried about me. He's long gone now, and I am doing OK, but I still hear his voice telling me to be careful. Only widow and orphan funds, like CDs. I do have some small money in the stock market, and every time it goes down I get upset! Thank you Frank, love to Ruth, and I'll see you when I see you.
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