“It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you're lucky you're not.”
“The combined company will be stronger from a distribution and product standpoint. Nevertheless, we do not expect the merger of the two companies to alleviate the pressures from low fixed product sales and the challenging interest-rate environment.”