I Just Wrote My First Check of the Year
post date: November 4, 2008
This is November 4, and I haven’t even used the checkbook all year long. Partly that’s because Marlene handles the finances in our family (she’s far better at it). But it’s also a reflection on the change in our society not only to a “cashless” system but to a “paperless” system. We do almost everything electronically these days.
Not sure what to make of that, but it seems significant somehow. Thirty years ago I wrote checks all the time. Now I’ve written my first one in 2008.
Clearly there is no going back to the old system. I can remember when men always carried around big wads of cash with them. I know some still do. I’m thinking of a dear friend (now in heaven) who would pull out a big wad of bills, which he would peel off one by one. I always felt better when I was with him. I like being around people with cash—mostly because at the moment I have exactly six $1 bills in my wallet. But no big deal. I can go to the ATM any time I like.
From cash to checks to electronic banking.
Even as I write this, I think this means something important. Not sure what it is. I need to ponder this some more.
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