January 2019 Soto’s Chronicles
Protecting your most valuable asset — your family
FROM THE DESK OF DeDe Soto
HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME 2019
SHERLOCKHOLMES’ 164 TH BIRTHDAY! ‘E lementary , M y D ear W atson .’
I hope this year brings good health and prosperity to all.
As you make your plans for 2019, make sure that you take time for yourself and those you love, whether its talking, walking or enjoying the outdoors, calendar it in! While challenges might come your way this year, your attitude will direct how you respond to them. Good attitudes and positive thoughts for 2019 is my wish to you. While you make your plans, be sure to protect yourself, your loved ones, and of course your finances. We will be having several workshops this year and the first one is Monday, February 4, 2019 in my office. I hope you will share this information with someone who needs to get their financial affairs in order, protect their loved ones and be educated about the estate planning world.
The most beloved of all fictional detectives, Sherlock Holmes, celebrates his 164th birthday this month. It’s speculated that Holmes would have been born on Jan. 6 of 1854, and fans across the globe gather each year on this date to observe his “birth.” People don their pipes, top hats, and long coats and, with a chorus of “The game’s afoot,” settle down for a weekend marathon filled with novels, short stories, movies, and TV shows. The character Sherlock Holmes was created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who finished his first novella in 1886, called “A Study in Scarlet.” Although Doyle is best known for his four novels and handful of short stories about the private detective Holmes and Dr. John Watson, it wasn’t his life’s goal. Doyle wanted to become a historical novelist and wrote several novels of the genre which were admired in his time but did not receive the same attention as Holmes. The author became so disgruntled with Holmes and his popularity that he finally killed the beloved character in 1893. But due to the public’s overwhelming reaction, Doyle grudgingly brought him back in the early 1900s. One of the most noticeable characteristics of Holmes is his ability to use observation to solve cases. Through reasoning and scrutiny of the people and areas around him, Holmes solves seemingly impossible mysteries. These characteristics were inspired by a professor Doyle met while attending medical school, Dr. Joseph Bell. The professor impressed on
Until Next Time, Blessings
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