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Friday, March 11, 2011

Palmettos On The Bayou

 

My nephew, Don had to work until 4:00 yesterday evening , but called and said he and Dena, his wife, would meet us at a restaurant here in Slidell.  It was a great place, set back in the woods, with large trees filled with moss, around it.  We had a great time visiting with the kids, and had great meals all around.  Don also insisted on picking up the tab.  Thank you again kids for a wonderful meal.

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We talked quite a bit about his Dad, and other family.  I was very disappointed to learn that my brother’s estranged wife/widow is taking the kids inheritance.  My brother had left a $22,000.00 and a $10,000 policy for his Grandkid’s education, and she is fighting them for it.  How can people be so cruel.  This is what he wanted, and she knows that.  Uncle Boone left his wife in October of 09 and moved in with my cousin, Charlotte.  He had a very nice home and was able to enjoy the last year of his life.  Charlotte has a very nice lower level to her house and they had come up with a rental agreement that was their business, and not mine.  He told me several times, throughout the time I was with him, that he had these policies for his grandkids.  It really makes my heart hurt that all of this is going on.  They certainly don’t need to be going through all of this while still grieving for their Dad and Grandpa.

We had a great time with the kids, as always, but I did miss seeing my little niece and nephew.  We will spend plenty of time with them the next time we all land in the same area.

 

We are getting ready now to head out for Mississippi.  Catch you down the road.  :)

 

 

6 comments:

Rick and Paulette said...

Money does strange things to families sometimes. It's just too bad to see folks act like this towards kids who are completely innocent.

Carol K said...

Glad you had a good visit with your nephew. Sorry to hear about the inheritance troubles--it just adds more heartache to the situation.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Glad you had a nice visit. If the kids are named as beneficiaries on the insurance policies, I don't think the ex-wife has a legal leg to stand on. Be safe as you travel.

pidge said...

The larger of the two policies are in the kids name, but the insurance company has told them that the wife has a right to it also. I am not a lawyer, but this doesn't sound right to me. She didn't even know his address at the time of his passing. Never in the one and half years that I was there, did she even go to the hospital with him or to a Doctors appt. It just hurts me that his last wishes may not be carried out. Lord knows it isnn't that much, but it was all he had for them.

BamaGurl said...

I just can't understand how she could have any claim on it since it's in the kid's names...I'd check with a lawyer on that one real quick and also talk with a supervisor at the insurance company. They have to pay to who is listed on the policy...otherwise, why have one if they're just going to do whatever they want. His wishes should be honored. And that "wife" should be ashamed of herself. God has something special in store for her. Keep ur prayers going...God is not asleep. Safe travels and looking forward to seeing y'all tomorrow.

meowmomma said...

So glad you were able to get together with your family! Too bad the bad apple had to occupy some of your special time together. Here's hoping good will prevail!