Three Boy Scouts wandered off during a hike and got lost on a North Carolina mountain. But just as I was taught as a Scout – “be prepared” – they pitched a tent and stayed warm in sleeping bags. In the morning they ate a snack and started off to find their rescuers. A helicopter spotted them and they were back with their parents before the day ended. “Be prepared” – that is a good motto for everyone. How prepared are you? Most of us travel along through this life distracted by all its bells and whistles, oblivious to the fact that it could end at any moment. Life is so fragile – an accident, a sudden illness – and it is over. “Be prepared” – good advise! One thing for sure, sooner or later, it’s going to end. Then what? This is Just-a-Minute with Ed Boggess

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