Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Failed Attempt



When my grandfather (Cap) Parman (Cap) being his nickname reached retirement age, he went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security benefits.

Grandpa had worked  most of his life, farming and had paid into the system all those years.

For some reason Social Security couldn't verify the numbers of years he had been working . 

And needed more proof, before they could process his claim.

Grandpa left the office some what  confused, as to why they were needing more information, and a little irritated that he had spent most of the day at the office for nothing.

Upon returning home he was at a loss of what to do, then he happened to think of, John Sherman Cooper who was Senator of Kentucky at that time.

He sat down and wrote Cooper a letter explaining what had happened at the Social Security office.

A couple weeks later he received a letter back from Senator Cooper, informing  him what he was to do next.

In the letter Senator Cooper told Grandpa he was to do absolutely  nothing, the Social Security office would take care of every thing. 

In fact he said they will come out to your home to process the claim.

Grandpa was impressed with that news.

A couple days later Social Security showed up at his home.

Grandpa said you never heard such apologizing from two people in all your life, when they got there. 

They said Mr. Parman we are so sorry to have given you such a hassle at the office.

We are prepared to make it up to you by expediting your Social Security claim, you will get your first check next week.

Grandpa wrote Senator Cooper back and thanked him for his help, saying how pleased he was, at how fast things got straighten out, with his help.

This was a failed attempt for Grandpa, that had positive results, once the right people got involved .

Until Next time.  God Bless.

My Meditations by,  Coleman


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