Years ago, I would stop at my local Bay Bank branch after work every Friday. I would cash a check for $75 that would usually get me through a week.
Times have changed. Now $75 would never get me through a week, and I never cash a check. In fact, I only write checks for some contributions and holiday tips. I use Venmo to pay small amounts to a neighbor who picks up something for me at the grocery store and charge whatever I can on my cash-back credit card.
None-the-less, I finally ran out of checks and ordered more with my new apartment number. When they arrived, I checked that all the numbers on the bottom were correct and stashed them away.
I had to write a check the other day, and I noticed that I forgot to take Peter’s name off my new supply. I will probably write checks with his name on them for the rest of my life.
And that’s OK with me.
Best wishes to all for a healthy, happy 2022.