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Brownsburg, IN
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Have you ever seen those commercials about missing money, unclaimed funds? Saying you may have unclaimed money just waiting to be picked up by you!!!!

Angie and I generally have the NBC Today Show on in the moring as we do our morning routine - whatever that may be.

Well they had a segment on unclaimed monies the State's are holding.

A few miniues later Angie asked me if I ever lived in Mechanicville, NY. "Uh - yes" I answered, "Why do you ask? I responded. Unbeknown to me, she sat there on her trusty iPad and gone on the web site that was mentioned in the story and entered our names.

My name came up with a hit! "Huh- who ME!!??" I said. The town she mentioned was in fact a place I lived in many, many, many, many, many (you get the picture) years ago. Heck, when I lived there I didn't know Indeeanner was even a state!

So we went through the proceedure to "Claim my fortune"! LOL

The web site didn't ask for much, the most personal information thay asked was for my date of birth and Social Security number. "Whoa - wait a minute, my Social Security number?" I thought to myself, "I haven't signed up for that Life-Lock program I always say I am going to sign up for - especially now going overseas where everybody seems to be a pick-pocket! Hahahaha

Well - of course the greed in me came out - I figured you can't get blood from a stone so "What the Heck" and we filled in the information. Of course it was a secure web site and the like.

Angie and I kinda joked it will probably cost us more money than the "Buck-three-eighty" we'll end up with.

As promised we got an email from the "Office of Unclaimed Funds, in New York State Comptroller's Office (Does that sound made up or what??) saying there was no way they could communicate with us for at least 2 - 3 days and my claim will be processed within 15 days - hmmm - plenty of time to clean out my accounts - so there goes the trip to Europe - well maybe not! Everything is paid for - the cruise - flights, etc. Maybe Tom won't notice we are staying longer than expected - just for the food! LOL

Friday the 29th of March rolls around and we were out "someplace". As usual when we get out of the truck, Angie will go see how much junk mail we got. As she is shifting through it she says, "Here's something from New York State"! She was visably excited. As we went into the house, she said, "open it, open it". Reminded me a little of Christmas morning as she is just a big kid and has been known to un-wrap presents, look at them, re-wrap them and act perfectly surprised on Christmas morning - hmmmmmm!

So I said to her, "Go ahead and open it!" It came in one of those all in one mailers you get from charities wanting your money. To be honest, I thought to myself it will be the next step in the swinging-soiree. I can see it now, send a check for $XXX.XX and we'll tell you how to claim your funds! Ha.

Well just the opposite happened, Angie opened the mailer and it was in fact a check! "What, how much?" I said. She looked at me and laughed, "A buck-three-eighty" said said. (She picks up to easy on my Brooklynese).

I thought to myself - "Go-figure"!

Then she handed me the check. WOW - it was a whole bunch more than a "Buck-Three-Eighty"! It actually had a comma in the amount!!!!!!

So - - next time you have a second, google "Unclaimed Funds", you may also have "A Buck-Three-Eighty" just collecting dust for you out there...............

Glenn
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Fuhgedaboudit (Translation: "Forget About It" in Brooklynese)

"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."

Babe Ruth


I hate it when I see an old person - - then realize I went to high school with them.......

Stupid is as stupid does....... F.Gump

Growing Old is Mandatory; Growing Up is Optional

No matter where I live - I'll always be from Brooklyn! Gotta a problem wit dat?

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
2,665 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
I know for a fact that this happens......happened to us too about 5 years ago...........

My Mom had passed and her estate was all settled.........Mikey saw something in one of those senior books about Unclaimed balances and went to have a look for us......... Nada.....he then looked for my Mother... and Bingo.... there was a Retirement cheque payment that had gone astray and fell thro the cracks..........did the claim and Volia.... we got the money.... was a nice surprise......with 4 brother and sisters did not mount to a fortune for us.... but was still nice to get some exta loot......

Have a great day........Ellie
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Wow, that is an amazing story!! I loved reading every bit of it. Congratulations on the windfall!! Have you ever thought of writing a book?......The Adventures of Captain Tony......I will buy the first copy!
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Jacksonville, FL
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Loved the story, G! Decided to see if my name might be on a list somewhere, unfortunately it was not. However, my mom and my sister are both on the unclaimed property list in Illinois, sent sis an e-mail to have her check into it for both of them ... but told them I get a percentage as a finders fee! LOL

TerrY
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Rick - My mind still talks to you and my heart still looks for you ... but my soul knows that you're at peace. I miss you. (12/1/1959 - 5/15/2017)




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Liverpool ENGLAND
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Joined Oct 2006
What sort of a story is that? You keep us on the edge of our seat and then you don't tell us the ending!!!

HOW MUCH WAS THE CHEQUE (Note correct spelling!!)?????? None of this 'ah, that would be telling' crap. Spill the beans! And while you're at it, how come you were owed money from a zillion years ago anyway?

Please note that I will arrange extra security to protect you from the hordes of pickpockets who are lying in wait for you at this very moment over here.
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California
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Joined Jul 2004
Hey Glenn...nice thread you have here. Thanks for inviting me to stop in...I see a few familiar faces that will be with us on the Q.

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Fun ~ Feathers ~ Friends



Mesa, AZ, USA
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Joined Jun 2001
Originally posted by roudy1
Hey Glenn...nice thread you have here. Thanks for inviting me to stop in...I see a few familiar faces that will be with us on the Q.
Yes, a few familiar faces.
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Terri







Past:
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Navigator 1-24-04
Spirit 2-27-04
Ecstasy 6-28-04
Mariner 10-17-04
Adventure 2-13-05
Mariner 9-4-05
Serenade 10-17-05
Legend 2-13-06
Mariner 9-3-06
Freedom 10-15-06
Monarch 1-26-07
Jewel 2-10-07
Liberty 10-20-07
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Explorer 4-25-08
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and 10-26-08
Voyager 1-24-09
Mariner 5-10-09 corner aft
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Jewel 10-27-09 Boston to Miami repo (aft)
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and 10-23-10 first cruises as D+
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Freedom 10-16-11
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Navigator 2-23-13
Mariner 4-7-13
Allure 10-20-13
Freedom 12-15-13
Serenade 2-22-14
Adventure 4-13-14
Navigator 10-19-14
Allure 12-14-14
Vision 2-7-15
Quantum 4-12-15
Freedom 10-18-15
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Liberty 4-10-16
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Brownsburg, IN
5,521 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
I would like to ask my Cruise Family for some help.

A few years ago, when the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. was completed, a nation wide, grass-roots effort to take the veterans who the memorial was built to honor to see the memorial. In 2012, the US Veterans Administration calculated 1,000,000 WWII veterans are still alive and 680 die each and every day. (Per Ask.com)

This grass-roots effort is called "Honor Flight"http://www.honorflight.org,*

A good friend of mine, Lisa Kelly, has been selected to chaperon a WWII veteran to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is an honor to be selected for this duty and she pays for her trip from her own pocket. The veteran’s trip is paid for by donations

The note does not have to be long, the simpler the better.*The notes will be given to PFC Hochstedler on the flight home from Washington, D.C.

Here is the veteran’s information:

Clyde Hochstedler
Private First Class (PFC)
409th Infantry Regiment
103rd Infantry Division
June 1943 to March 1946

PFC Hochstedler’s trip is scheduled for early September 2013.

Please send your email or letter to Clyde, no later than August 17th to one of the following:

[email protected] or

Lisa Kelley
INDY HONOR FLIGHT
2562 Huntsman Way
Brownsburg, IN* 46112

Thanks so much for helping an old vet - one of my favorite sayings is, “If you know how to read and write, thank a teacher. If it’s in english, thank a vet!”

Here is your opportunity. Thank you and God Bless America.........

Glenn
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Fuhgedaboudit (Translation: "Forget About It" in Brooklynese)

"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."

Babe Ruth


I hate it when I see an old person - - then realize I went to high school with them.......

Stupid is as stupid does....... F.Gump

Growing Old is Mandatory; Growing Up is Optional

No matter where I live - I'll always be from Brooklyn! Gotta a problem wit dat?

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Brownsburg, IN
5,521 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
Hello Again everybody,

For those that know me know I generally put something on here on military recognition days, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day. Well - it is time again - seems only yesterday I was writing about Memoerial Day, of which in 2013 Angie and I were ending our month+ trip to Europe and the UK.

Veteran's Day is a little more than a Federal holiday or a shopping day - now it seems to be the start of the Christmas holiday shopping rush.

The Origins of Veteran's Day

Too young for World War I and too old for World War II, Alvin King never served in the U.S. Armed Forces. He was a cobbler. But he was a cobbler in Emporia, Kan., in the patriotic heart of America, where honor for those who’ve served runs deep as the roots of the oaks and sycamores that line the city streets.

King knew just about everyone in Lyon County. He paid especially close attention to those with Blue Star Banners in their windows. “He was just a small-town businessman who had a deep interest in the guys going in,” said Lee Stolfus, adjutant of Emporia’s American Legion Post 5. “He knew them all personally, and their parents.”

King fixed shoes free of charge for those lacking the money to pay, including war orphans and widows. He played Santa Claus for schoolchildren, assembled care packages for troops overseas and served actively in the American War Dads.

But his community spirit ultimately reached far beyond Emporia. He is credited with giving us Veterans Day.

World War II and the Korean War had claimed the lives of more than 100 sons of Lyon County by 1953. Among them was Medal-of-Honor recipient Marine Sgt. Grant Timmerman, a tank commander who gave his life shielding his men from a live grenade. And there was King’s nephew, Pvt. John Cooper – killed instantly in Germany, from a **** artillery shell, just before Christmas 1944.

Armistice Day – established in 1938 to recognize the end of World War I – did not sufficiently honor all who fought afterward, say King and his fellow Emporians. So, for Nov. 11, 1953, they decided to overhaul the observance into an “All Veterans Day.” King would be chairman.

A parade was the central feature. Marching along Commercial Street were a Marine Corps color guard, an American Legion bugle corps, troops from the 137th Infantry, a Naval Reserve unit, recruiters, high-school bands, Army mothers, Navy mothers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, baton twirlers and veterans from all 20th century wars thus far. Marine fighter planes swooped and soared. Whistles and sirens howled until 11 a.m. when a moment of prayer was observed for the peace that came in 1918. Then it was off to the civic auditorium for a free meal, served in GI chow-line style, followed by a wheelchair basketball game, a free movie, a smoker and a dance.

Kansas Gov. Edward F. Arn attended and said, “This is a wonderful thing. It should be done in every city of the nation.”

And so, the following spring, U.S. Rep. Ed Rees of Emporia, introduced legislation in Congress to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day for all of America.

On Oct. 8, 1954, President Eisenhower signed a proclamation that stated: “On that day, let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”


On this day, lets take a minute to think about how lucky we are to live in America, Canada, and a free Europe and why we enjoy these freedoms.

If you can read and write, thank a teacher, if it's in english, thank a Vet.

Let also take a monent to say a prayer for our troops and their families still in harms way.



I would like to leave you with one last comment.............

As many of you know, I volunteer in Cardinal Elementary school here in Brownsburg - it is like therupy for me, I love working with the kids. I was in the school at the beginning of the day last week, classes had started. I was walking through the halls with some of the students when "Morning Announcements" came on through the PA system. Morning Announcements always start with the Pledge of Allegiance. As it statrted and the whole school was reciting the pledge in unison, the kids in the hall, along with me, started to scramble to face an American Flag - WOW I thought to myself - who said kids no longer say the pledge in American schools? And they knew to face the flag when reciting it! They do in Brownsburg, Indiana.

Have a great Veteran's Day!

Glenn
Sergeant Major
US Army (Rertired)
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Fuhgedaboudit (Translation: "Forget About It" in Brooklynese)

"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."

Babe Ruth


I hate it when I see an old person - - then realize I went to high school with them.......

Stupid is as stupid does....... F.Gump

Growing Old is Mandatory; Growing Up is Optional

No matter where I live - I'll always be from Brooklyn! Gotta a problem wit dat?

154 Days at sea......................
Brownsburg, IN
5,521 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
Whoa.............12 degrees..........and lake effect snows!

We never get lake effect snows.............Armageddon - must be Armageddon !

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Fuhgedaboudit (Translation: "Forget About It" in Brooklynese)

"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."

Babe Ruth


I hate it when I see an old person - - then realize I went to high school with them.......

Stupid is as stupid does....... F.Gump

Growing Old is Mandatory; Growing Up is Optional

No matter where I live - I'll always be from Brooklyn! Gotta a problem wit dat?

154 Days at sea......................
Liverpool ENGLAND
3,059 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by newsier
Whoa.............12 degrees..........and lake effect snows!

We never get lake effect snows.............Armageddon - must be Armageddon !

g
You big Wuss!! I play golf in worse than that!!!
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April 2007 Thomson Calypso Ancient Empires
October 2007 Mariner OTS Eastern Caribbean
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July 2008 Carnival Glory Western Caribbean
November 2008 Explorer OTS Southern Caribbean
April 2009 Brilliance OTS Morocco & Canaries
November 2009 Serenade OTS Panama Canal (25th wedding anniversary cruise)
May 2010 Splendour OTS Greek Isles
October 2010 Monarch OTS Bahamas
October 2010 Oasis OTS Western Caribbean
March 2011 Thomson Dream Caribbean
May 2011 Voyager OTS Venice & The Adriatic
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November 2012 Celebrity Equinox Greek Islands
March 2013 Freedom OTS Eastern Caribbean
October 2014 Pride of America Hawaiian Islands
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April 2016 Emerald Princess Iberian Adventure
Mesa, AZ, USA
10,148 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
Originally posted by newsier
Whoa.............12 degrees..........and lake effect snows!

We never get lake effect snows.............Armageddon - must be Armageddon !

g
Yep, Armageddon! We got 2.42 inches of rain between Thursday night and last night...we only get 7 in an entire year! 1.6 inches Friday alone! But I'll take that over snow...
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Terri







Past:
Holiday 7-95
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Destiny 7-99
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Explorer 6-22-02
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Navigator 1-24-04
Spirit 2-27-04
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Mariner 10-17-04
Adventure 2-13-05
Mariner 9-4-05
Serenade 10-17-05
Legend 2-13-06
Mariner 9-3-06
Freedom 10-15-06
Monarch 1-26-07
Jewel 2-10-07
Liberty 10-20-07
Voyager 1-13-08
Explorer 4-25-08
Mariner B2B 10-19-08
and 10-26-08
Voyager 1-24-09
Mariner 5-10-09 corner aft
Mariner 8-30-09 corner aft
Jewel 10-27-09 Boston to Miami repo (aft)
Independence 1/23/10 corner aft
Mariner 4-18-10 corner aft
Mariner 8-29-10, first Junior Suite AND first hump
Oasis b2b 10-16-10
and 10-23-10 first cruises as D+
Voyager 1-23-11 double upgrade!
Jewel 4-10-11
Freedom 10-16-11
Navigator 12-10-11
Mariner 1-29-12
Voyager 3-24-12
Jewel repo 10-28-12
Independence 12-9-12
Navigator 2-23-13
Mariner 4-7-13
Allure 10-20-13
Freedom 12-15-13
Serenade 2-22-14
Adventure 4-13-14
Navigator 10-19-14
Allure 12-14-14
Vision 2-7-15
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Freedom 10-18-15
Navigator 12-12-15
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Liberty 4-10-16
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Upcoming:
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Harmony 2-11-17
Liberty 4-11-17
Oasis 10-29-17


Brownsburg, IN
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As many of you know, I hold veterans of all Allied Army is pretty high esteem.

Our WWII vets are disappearing at a rate of about 600 per day.

Here is a short story and a 10 minute video from one of those WWII vets. It is because of people like Vince that we speak English and enjoy the freedoms we do today.

As many of us prepare to leave on trips or just returning, as we get ready for our Thanksgiving feast here in the US, we have much to give thanks for. Let's remember those military troops who will not be home with their families so you can continue to enjoy those freedoms Vincent worked so hard for.

Watch the video, you'll be glad you did and will feel better for it.........I promise.

http://www.stripes.com/news/former-p...-fame-1.254178

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Fuhgedaboudit (Translation: "Forget About It" in Brooklynese)

"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."

Babe Ruth


I hate it when I see an old person - - then realize I went to high school with them.......

Stupid is as stupid does....... F.Gump

Growing Old is Mandatory; Growing Up is Optional

No matter where I live - I'll always be from Brooklyn! Gotta a problem wit dat?

154 Days at sea......................