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Subject:  Re: Looking for Equities that pay Dividends Date:  2/19/2000  5:03 PM
Author:  blgriffin Number:  19284 of 78166

My Grandmother's income was dividends from oil and utility companies. When she died I reveiwed her cash journal and saw monthly checks from these companies averaging $1,500. And these checks arrived monthly. Growing up my Grandma gave me shares of utility stocks (Southern Co., Niagra Mohawk) and said this was for my retirement. I was 10 and did not understand but gladly took the shares. Unfortuantely I totaled my parents car when I was 18 and my dad sold all my stock. This was 30 years ago. When I learned about DRIP investing in the early 90's I started automatic monthly investments with 6 utility companies who pay dividends qu