Story's point was to make people aware

Posted: Friday, April 03, 2009

I was disappointed by the comments sent to Letters to the Editor on Feb. 17, regarding my deceased husband who did earn his permanent fund dividend by being a full-time resident. His only mistake was that he did not die during the approved time frame to receive the PFD, which is Jan. 1 through March 31.

I believe that dying within this "state-approved" time frame is prejudice. Many widows have called me about this very same predicament and one lady lost her husband on Dec. 28.

My purpose for opening up and commenting to the public and contacting the Legislature was to make them aware of this prejudice situation and most certainly not for the $68 or $98 that the PFD will send everyone in October. My husband died Nov. 8, 2008. He was a great American. He served the public, captain in the Air Force, aerospace engineer, plus all of us are reaping the benefits of his contribution to the security of our country.

Carole Okamoto


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