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Mrs. Griz and I learned, kind of the hard way, about the importance of documenting items one owns before the day comes when an insurance claim needs to be filed. Just purchasing insurance won't help much if you can't document and prove ownership of items before they are stolen or lost in a fire or other catastrophe. Our lesson came on the last day of a Christmas vacation trip. We had visited with most of our kids and grandkids, as well as with other family members and friends, and decided to drive back as far as Wichita, Kan., so we could make it early enough to attend church on New Year's Eve. We stopped at a nice motel late Sunday night and got a good night's sleep — probably better than all the other nights on our trip when we slept on separate couches at a daughter's home. We awoke Monday morning to snow and hurried to get underway before roads got bad. However, when I carried suitcases back out to the car, I noticed one window was not snow covered like the rest. My fears were realized when I got up close

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Opinion, Pages 6 on 01/16/2013

Print Headline: GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS: Documenting your 'stuff ' may prove important

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