One Important Thing for You to do When a Loved One Dies

My father died back in October. Because my mother is demented, I immediately had to forward all mail so that I could handle their affairs.

Big Mistake.

I now receive perhaps 40 solicitations per week from charitable organizations, all redirected from mail that they were receiving.  I never told these organizations about the change of address: they were notified by the post office.  I did not see any way to avoid having those notifications  sent out.

I have probably sent out 50 letters asking that this stop.  My bet is that my address is now being sold to other charities and catalog companies.  I do not expect that this will be easy to remedy.

I should have forwarded the mail to a post office box.  That way, whenever I am sure that the necessary people have the new correct address, I can just drop the PO box and let all of the unwanted advertising disappear.

Take my advice.  The American marketing machine is nearly unstoppable horror.

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One Response to “One Important Thing for You to do When a Loved One Dies”

  1. deemenn Says:

    So sorry you had to endure the agony of all that returned mail. I knew your parents for over 20 years through one of those charitable organizations. They were the heart and soul, both of them, in making great strides for our Mission. I miss them dearly, especially your mother’s leadership and your father’s guidance . He was a truly remarkable person.

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