A Silver Lining

Every cloud has a silver lining, so they say *Pixabay image
United States
July 15, 2016 11:00pm CST
July 15, 2016 Do you remember my posting about having to find out the last four digits of my deceased friend's social security number? Oh how I wrung my hands over that one, even after I'd shelved it to concentrate on getting certified copies of the death certificate, which was also required in order for me to apply for the bequest. I finally got those death certificates and right there on the certificate was the social security number I needed! Imagine that! The Government came through with a much-needed silver lining. As far as I know, my checks are now in the mail.
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• United States
16 Jul 16
bless yer heart, my condolences'n the loss'f yer friend (if'n i've not done such yet?? apologies's i can't recall). so glad that all worked out well'n that burden, 't least, 's been lifted from yer shoulders.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Thank you
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• United States
22 Jul 16
@blitzfrick yer welcome 'n big
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@scheng1 (24970)
• Singapore
18 Jul 16
Fortunately you take the trouble to get all the necessary documents. Glad that everything works out in the end.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Yes. I'm sure my deceased friend is smiling somewhere in the afterlife, if such a place exists.
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@LadyDuck (108940)
• Switzerland
16 Jul 16
I am sorry for the loss of your friend and I am sure that you feel relieved now that you found the social security number.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Thank you Anna. I was relieved to get the information I needed without having to disturb the family in their time of grief. Also, I had thought I'd have to go to the government office to present my case in order to get the info, and now I don't even have to do that. Truly this was a silver lining.
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@skysnap (17590)
16 Jul 16
Sorry to hear about friend.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Thank you. I'd gladly give up the bequest to have my friend be alive and healthy.
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@sallypup (18595)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Jul 16
This is good news. Congrats.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Indeed it is good news in the middle of the bad news.
@Rohvannyn (3142)
• United States
16 Jul 16
I'm sorry for your loss, but that must be a load off your mind.
• United States
21 Jul 16
Indeed it is a load off my mind. I'll totally relax when the checks arrive, even tho they be for small amounts. It kinda feels like a hug from my deceased friend.