If State Farm was my neighbor, I’d move
Elizabeth Lynch, 91, a postmaster of Pearlington for more than 40 years, always paid her State Farm insurance policy a year in advance and followed suggested guidelines for coverage.
When Hurricane Katrina struck, her roof collapsed, and she looked to her policy for help.
Her claim was denied.
Instead, the insurance company sent over a small teddy bear wearing a red and white State Farm shirt, saying it would be comforting to “hug the little fellow” in her time of need.
The back of the shirt read “Good Neigh Bear.”
“Now there are words to describe my feelings at that moment, but being a lady, I don’t use that kind of language,” Patricia Cole Wilson, who had power of attorney for Lynch, wrote in a letter. Lynch died in November 2005.