You should encourage your in-laws to get a
computer. All my kids and grandkids either have them or use
a University one and we e-mail back and forth all
the time. Much faster than regular mail. Even if you
only e-mail, it is worth it. I keep track of my
investments daily on it which I really like. By the way, my
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We were there this summer (when it was 103
degrees). The major electric company in Canby and Al's
Greenhouse near Canby are owned by people in my wife's
family. (They are the more wealthy members of the
family.) In fact we called their last night to wish
everyone a Merry Christmas.
Small World. Thanks for
replying. Mom and Pop are surprised I can do this E-mail
thing so quickly.
I am very familiar with Canby. I lived in the
Willamette Valley for almost 40 years. I now live on the
east side of the Cascade mountains. I truly love
living in Oregon and don't regret the decision to move
here 50 years ago even if I do have relatives under
every bush in Missouri and Kansas. I had a great
Christmas with my family. Thanks for replying.
Even though they have been in Parsons 60+ years.
He taught school at PArsons High for 38 years.
Actually his brother, and thus the other half of his
family live in Oregon. Do you know where Camby is?
We have had a great Christmas here. Hope you did out
on the West side...
And Merry Christmas to you and your family also.
I used to have cousins in Parsons. Her name was
Hattie, can't remember his name but he was station master
there. Was in a wheel chair and was killed by a train
(ironically). Thought he might remember him if he has lived
there long. This was back in the forties. I have quite
a few shares in EDE and watch it pretty closely. It
did go up nicely this week. Since it is a small but
strategic company I have wondered about a takeover. Glad to
hear Joplin is growing. Seemed like everytime I went
back there, it hadn't changed much. Springfield stole
their thunder after the war. I also have quite a few
shares in Western Resources which is in Kansas, but I
have more faith in EDE. WR merged with Kansas City
P&L. Lets hope we all gain by owning EDE. Again, happy
My pop-in law is in for the holidays. He is
reading your messages abour EDE,. The reason he likes
this stock is because of the growth Joplin and
surrounding is experiencing. He thinks it also has a shot of
being bought out by Kansas Power and Light. Other
companies have shown interest. His cronies have told him it
is a very safe investment that pays good dividends.
And...Merry Christmas...Happy Holidays from OHIO...and
It looks to me like there's a lot of bullets
flying around out there...I hope we can keep dodging
them...I'm hunkering down...I'll take some of EDE's 6% for a
while, with the potential upside of a takeover and try
to lay low...and hopefully out of the line of
fire...good luck on your investments...Red
It is interesting about the "mostly old guys". My
brother was 83 when he died and was mostly in utilities.
I am an old gal, 77, but my investments tend to be
more, I hate to use the word specutlative, but more
"adventurous" I guess. Two of my favorites are WCOM and LVLT.
LVLT is a fairly new offshoot of Peter Kiewit Co. The
CEO also developed MFS which was purchased by WCOM.
My broker thought I should sell my EDE, because it
isn't rated really high with one of the rating
services. I have owned it for about a year and a half and
it has increased in value very well so I think I
will hang on to it and get rid of some of the other
utilities. I am overloaded with them since my brother left
them to me. Anyway, thanks for responding. Maybe we
can get some other opinions. There must be more than
just the two of us with computers.