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A widow vs. the system

My late husband’s name is still in all their databases, forcing me to break the news to strangers over and over.

IT STILL HAPPENS, AFTER ALL THIS TIME. It happened again today at the UPS office where I went to mail a package.

“Are you in our system?” asked the genial clerk.

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