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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

March 2015



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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

Hidden away with a bottle of wine

And a fine bottle of Spanish Rioja it is.

The inlaws are watching Walker Texas Ranger now. Fine time for DD & DW to take off for a few days to see the USFS National Championships in Spokane--just when her parents get into town. I'm "entertaining" them by setting up an elegant breakfast buffet and then sneaking off to work before they get up. Stopped by the grocery on the way home this evening and picked up shrimp cocktail, calamari, fruit, and caesar salads (and said bottle of wine). We sat at the table and picked at the finger food and drank very enjoyably for an hour and a half. Then somehow the subject turned to my brother-in-law's estate and I almost lost it. There is no question in my mind that BiL intended his estate to go to one person. All of it. In total. No questions asked. But because he died without a will, his father, in fact, inherits all of it. He's (father) agreed that we want to do what BiL wanted, but is trying to set things up in such a way that the "one" has to earn the estate, to teach him how valuable it is.

I almost blew up. Who does he think he is to teach the "one" a lesson when they've never even met? BiL felt that it should all go to this person (I have his voice on tape stating it in no uncertain terms), but the father has decided that his son didn't understand how to do this so that the "one" would appreciate it and he can do it better.

Butt out! If it were up to me, I'd have signed everything over to the "one" and been done. I swear that if he (my father-in-law) withholds any of it because he is "responsible for his own heirs" that somehow not one penny of it will ever come into my family. I will consider it stolen money.

Okay, I'm done ranting about that and I'm drinking another glass of this excellent Rioja. Maybe I'll do a little writing. I mean seriously. Deb awaits. It's Christmas.


::smiles:: dont keep deb waiting. i totally agree with your point about the estate.
Sounds like a frustrating situation ... and as if FiL has some fear/loss around the issue. Hard things to work with. I hope it all goes well for both FiL and The One in the long run ... and with no more frustration for you.
sounds like good novel fodder. ;)