By Tim Gatewood—I received a call this week from an adult daughter of a man who had recently had a stroke and had been moved to a rehabilitation hospital here in Memphis. She wanted me to come to the rehab hospital to notarize a letter from her dad so she can "get the ball rolling" on gathering up all his stuff and moving him out of state with her.

By Tim Gatewood—When I first became a Notary Public, I was a Legal Secretary. My attorney boss was in the habit of making certified copies of documents that he prepared. He had a rubber stamp that he used for the purpose & he would sign each place it was stamped.

By Carol Salter—I am constantly amazed at the power of one voice. If you look down the corridor of time, you see all the decisions, events and votes that were cast that changed the course of history. In 1776, the English language was chosen over German as the official language, by one vote. In 1876 Rutherford B. Hayes became President of the United States by one vote. California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington all became states by one vote.

By Carol Salter—As mentioned in previous articles, I work in a hospital. Requests for notarizations are as diverse as the patients we serve. Notaries who serve in the hospital setting are never sure what they will be asked to notarized which makes life exciting and/or terrifying depending upon the level of competence and knowledge of the notary.

By Marlene Miller—If you are hearing more conversations about electronic notarization these days, that's no surprise. eNotarization is gaining momentum as a desirable business model in many industries, including the mortgage loan industry. You are probably wondering if you should learn more about it or if it will ever apply to you at all. Here, we highlight some important facts about eNotarization to help you decide.