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friendly neighborhood famous people

12 Feb

[@CH3STNUTHILLER gotta love the hill: on daily starbucks run, ran into friendly neighborhood lawyer, sam rossitto, who just did our will http://bit.ly/c67Oy9%5D

A few years ago, while living in the DC area, my bff and I had a yard sale – and the owner of the neighborhood frozen custard store [that the Obamas visited!] stopped in and bought 2 graduation-themed picture frames from me. And all we could think was, “Oh my god! The Dairy Godmother herself was on our lawn!”¬† She’s like a local celebrity. Seriously – during the holidays, when it’s her turn to stand outside her shop ringing the Slavation Army bell – EVERYONE walks by on purpose and gives paper, not change, to get on her good side.

That kind of thing happens every day in Chestnut Hill. I always see yoga lady Bobbi Tighe and her cute boyfriend chatting over coffee at the Starbucks, music lady Katie Drake running errands on the Avenue, you get the point.

Well, today, I ran into the guy who did our wills just last week. Do you know him? He’s Sam Rossitto. It was so weird to see him outside of the office – trading in his suit and tie for a trench, scarf and hat! He’s a thoughtful kind of quiet, until you get a few minutes into your appointment – then he’s a thoughtful kind of enthusiastic. He had answers to all of our [insane] questions. And he shared really well-balanced information about the scary stuff you have to think of when writing a document for your loved ones to follow, should you [at best] accidentally go all vegetable.

Honestly, we’d started working on our wills before, filling out paperwork we’d received from other attorneys back in DC. We’re not idiots – but it was complicated and a lot to think about on our own. It was easy to put off answering tough questions with a giant TV wooing us from across the living room. Sitting down with Sam took an hour on a Wednesday morning. He was super nice, really professional, obviously competant, and he made the process EASY.

So have you had a will drawn up? Didn’t think so. You know it’s important – so just do it. Give Sam a call. Or bump into him on Germantown Avenue – he’s the friendly-looking Chestnut Hiller wearing glasses and a cute fedora.