June 05, 2005

The Funeral is Tomorrow

Well, it has been great seeing my extended family on the maternal side. It's kind of sad that it takes such a sad event to get everyone together.

And then there's always the drama. People fighting about things that happened years ago and the fighting about things that are happening right now -- like the plundering.

People are so silly about inheritance. If I was Paris Hilton, I could understand fussing over some inheritance. I promise, we are not the Hiltons. So, people are fighting about who gets gramma's cameo and pearls. Or who gets the old set of Weebles (The kind that wobble but don't fall down). Or who made the decision to sell the house. Yadda yadda yadda...

This sort of thing is entirely too sad and entirely too stressful to be this emotional about these things. There's a paradox for you.

This happened when my dad's parents died, too.

I was telling my cousin that I wish everyone would just be upfront and clear about everything. But whatever. As one of the grandkids, it's not really my business.

But you know me. I'm a flibbertigibbet.

Posted by Flibbertigibbet at June 5, 2005 11:18 PM

Greed and grief go hand and hand. It's very sad.

This happened in spades when my maternal grandmother died. It ended up creating a schism among her four daughters. Much of that has lasted to this day.

I plan to go out like my paternal grandmother. She had seen this many times over her life and she took measures to prevent it. Every single item she owned, down to Dollar Store type resin statues, was itemized and granted to specific people.

Posted by: Jim at June 6, 2005 08:13 AM
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