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Ten Years Later

By: Elaine Marze When we hear the word Anniversary most people think about a joyful celebration, but for unfortunate others it can mean an acknowledgement of a death.  Ten years ago today my husband left his cancer-ridden body as he also...

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A Late Appreciation

 Many people would agree that our nation’s military are under-appreciated and their deeds of valor often ignored. Just a few years before he passed this Ringgold, Louisiana man was notified by the French Consulate in New Orleans that he was...

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A Special Homecoming

By Elaine Marze  I have a very special praise these days.  My mother-in-law, Inez Dowden Marze, woke up in her own bed in her own home instead of a hospital, rehab or nursing home for the first time since Christmas Day, 2020.  She said...

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Laughter is a Tranquilizer With No Side Effects

By Elaine Marze Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.............A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Prov.15:30   I brought joy and laughter to several people today. Three men in a...

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Spring Break Senior Style

  By Elaine Marze When I was young and heard “older” people say they were not going to snow ski or roller-skate because they might “break a leg” I swore I would never be one of “them.” I hear readers...

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Body, Don’t Fail Me Now

By: Elaine Marze When I was younger I took my body for granted; assuming it would breathe, move and function the way it was meant to do.  But now that I’m in my late 60’s … I don’t take anything for granted. Each morning...

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Late Life Careers

 By: Elaine Marze It’s been said, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks.”  On the other hand, that person obviously hadn’t met all the old dogs, so to speak.   It is a fact of life many people reach their...

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A Texas Centenarian Is Full of Life and Stories

By: Elaine Marze Ethel Ruby West Gilbert, who will be 103 in March, 2021, obviously inherited good genes from her parents who lived to be 99 and 89. Ethel grew up in Kilgore, Texas with her three brothers and two sisters, all deceased. Ethel says she...

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A Veteran’s Day Tribute

By: Elaine Marze “If you won’t stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them!”  This statement represents my feelings pretty well. I grew up during the 1960’s when war protestors consistently made...

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Did You Know?

Did you know... 800,000 people are widowed each year? Did you know… 700,000 of those are women? Did you know… most widows live in poverty? (Over 115 million world wide) Did you know… “death of a spouse” is listed as...

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Home Remedies Remembered

By: Elaine Marze My quest began when my mother and aunt, both in their late 80’s, shared memories with me about how when they were girls and a new sibling was born they would go to a nearby creek bed to dig plants to make a necklace for the...

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Vertigo

By: Elaine Marze                 There’s one good thing that comes from being afflicted with some ailment (the numbers of which increases with age), and that is that...

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Parental Life Cycles

By Elaine Marze  Some friends and I were discussing how challenging it can be to keep up with the twists and turns in a parent’s life cycle, and how we have to change with the cycles or suffer the consequences.  As young parents we...

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It's good sometimes to look back over the 20+ years SAFE Planning has been helping people and remember some of the special testimonials from our newsletter archives.

           (2013) Jimmy and Barbara Bell have been married 54 years and were living in their dream retirement home near Lake Bistineau complete with acres of pasture land for their cattle and a pond stocked with White...

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Ever thought about what you would like written on your tombstone? Here are some unusual epithets

Harry Edsel Smith Born 1903 – Died 1942 Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down.  It...

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Shreveport Businesses Moving to New Location

By: Elaine Marze After 20 successful years at the 920 Pierremont address in Shreveport, Seniors’ Asset & Family Estate Planning (SAFE Planning) and sister company, Rainey Asset Management (RAM), will be relocating to their new home at 9000...

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Jim Springer Testimonial

By: Elaine Marze Jim Springer describes the situation that brought him to SAFE Planning: “We basically ran out of Medicaid benefits to keep my wife in the nursing home, and she needed full-time residency care.” Jim had checked out other...

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Billy Pace Client Testimonial

By: Elaine Marze   Billy Pace is well-pleased with the job SAFE Planning has done in qualifying his wife, Virginia Gayle Pace, for Medicaid while saving his assets. Virginia had MS before she developed dementia, and Billy took care of his wife...

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McDonald Testimonial

By Elaine Marze Friends tell friends. That is how Dotty McDonald heard about the excellent services S.A.F.E. Planning does for their clients. So after calling for an appointment in 2018, Dotty, her friend and a cousin traveled to Shreveport from...

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Sharing and Displaying Heirloom Quilts

By Elaine Marze If you are one of the lucky ones who has an heirloom quilt handmade by a loving grandmother there are some nice alternatives for displaying and sharing these precious memorabilia while also providing a great opportunity for some...

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