Taylorville is my hometown (read more about Attorney David Edwards here), and I’m in a Facebook group where people share memories of Taylorville. A while back, the topic came up:
“What celebrities do you remember coming to Taylorville?”
There were all kinds of interesting comments:
- Sandy Duncan came to town to dedicate “Sandy Duncan Drive.” Duncan was born and raised in Texas, but her character in Funny Face and The Sandy Duncan Show was from Taylorville!
- A lot of country singers visited Nashville North, a concert hall who hosted many acts as they traveled between St. Louis and Chicago. The long list includes Bon Jovi (in their early days), the Oak Ridge Boys and Loretta Lynn, just to name a few.
- Ted Nugent (at the roller rink!)
- Elvis at the KFC (I think this one was a joke…)
Anyway, I posted a comment, too. Back in about 1986, Doc Severinsen came to town. (Do you remember him? The trumpet player and band leader for Johnny Carson?) He was playing two shows at Nashville North like so many others. And guess who was his opening act? The Taylorville High School Jazz Band, complete with me in the trumpet section! Check out the photo below. (Can you tell which one is me?)
So, what does this have to do with estate planning?
We ask our clients to share A LOT of personal information with us. It’s necessary so we can help them develop the most effective plan possible. In addition to all the financial information, it’s important for us to get to know the families we work with, where they come from and what’s important to them.
Because that high level of trust is so important, it can’t be a one-way street. It’s important that our clients get to know our attorneys and our staff as well. So, we periodically share personal stories so you can get to know us better.
I bet you didn’t know an estate planning attorney from Taylorville, Illinois, played trumpet with Doc Severinsen did you?
If you know you need to do estate planning or even update an existing plan, attending our FREE Intro to Edwards Group: Wills and Trusts Orientation workshop is a great way to get to know our unique approach and if we’re a good match for working together. Give us a call at 217-726-9200 to RSVP for an upcoming workshop (click here for dates).