Saturday, March 15, 2014
Yesterday I asked Bob to sign a simple document. He couldn't do it.
I printed it out, thinking maybe he forgot how to spell it.. but that didn't help either.. I just said-- Just sign your name- You know-- Like you would if you were signing a check or a deposit slip..
Nothing-- He couldn't do it.. He tried. but it came out in squiggles.. I signed my name several times hoping it would trigger a response-- but it didn't-- just a tremendous inner turmoil for him. I put the papers away and said-- "That's okay we'll practice it tomorrow if you want."
I could see how much it upset him. By today it was forgotten.
Like I said- In my case it was okay-- we have a Durable power of attorney for Health and a general Durable power of attorney for legal and financial matters. We took care of those things a few years back. Just a gentle reminder to you all-- Get those documents in place, notarized and filed in the courts if your state also requires that. I would never have guessed that Bob wouldn't be able to sign his name at this point. It surprised me to say the least. I'm just glad we took the time a few years ago to get those things in place.