Anyway, Brookie came into our department, sat down in the cube of someone who was at lunch and pulled out a checkbook just like an average person. The difference [between him and Joe Average] was he stroked a check for something like $300,000 to purchase a single premium deferred annuity [according to my memory]. Bloggers' note - for point of reference, not long before that I purchased a nice, twin home in Philly with three bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 baths for $52,500! Is this a great country or what?
But back to my main point : May God bless & keep Tom Brookshier and my condolences to his family and friends.