Ben by Daniel Shelton for September 16, 2023

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    stairsteppublishing  5 months ago

    You didn’t die, you just got a free day. No junk mail, no scam messages, no even more scam looking legitimate. Relax and enjoy it!

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    maureenmck Premium Member 5 months ago

    Liv’s going to need context.

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    angelolady Premium Member 5 months ago

    Dying doesn’t stop all those things.

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    Carl  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Aged out of the marketing demographic.

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    bobbyferrel  5 months ago

    You don’t have to. You just have to make everyone think you did.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 5 months ago

    If I don’t get mail, I wonder what happened.

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    DawnQuinn1  5 months ago

    To me, that kind of day is Heaven on earth. Freedom.

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    pbr50138  5 months ago

    I live that kind of day, EVERYDAY.

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    DM2860  5 months ago

    “Oh, even after Ben has moved on, I still feel like I hear his voice in the air sometimes.” – Liv

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    mistercatworks  5 months ago

    Did you send e-mail? Leave a voice message? Comitt to a pen pal? – No? Then count your blessings.

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    paullp Premium Member 5 months ago

    I recall a quiet afternoon at work, some years ago, when I was at my desk for two or three hours, and no one came into my office, no one walked past my door, my phone didn’t ring, and I didn’t get any emails or other communications. I distinctly remember wondering if the world had ended and someone had forgotten to tell me.

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    mafastore  5 months ago

    I still feel the excitement of getting mail as I did as a child – even though almost all are bills. I love opening the envelope and removing the paper – then I sit and match the slips to the bills (I am an accountant and have been one since I was child and kept “the books” for my allowance – every penny spent accounted for). And bank statements – the fun of sitting and reconciling them! No letters, cards extremely rare – but I love the mail. (In addition to our mail and for my accounting practice, I also get mail for 2 clubs of which I am treasurer.)

    After my mom died and I picked up all my stuff from the family house I was sorting through the correspondence I had kept from when I was young. I found out that one of my cousins who was not my favorite cousin as a child is actually the person I have been corresponding with for the longest time as we now correspond by email.

    (As to keeping bills – amazing what old bills can tell us about our life at different points. I only keep them for 10 years, and when I go through the oldest year to get rid of those bills and add in the newest past year – it is a real trip down memory lane.)

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