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Subject:  Re: sale of land Date:  11/14/2003  2:51 PM
Author:  johnb1662 Number:  37833 of 78166

I will celebrate birthday 66 this month. I retired four years ago.
My principal sources of retirement income are a life annuity [paid for by my employer of forty years] and social security. I have no present need to draw from my traditional IRA which is invested in aggressive growth stock mutual funds as a hedge against inflation which will reduce the value of the life annuity.

I have been on a program of converting some of