my sister just called me. my uncle ross, who has just passed, is cremated and sitting in a safe somewhere. he was never given a proper burial. why? because his sisters are all arguing over who gets his money, home, and personal belongings. he didn’t have a will when he passed so now everyone is going to court. he did have my grandmother on his bank account (his sister). so cleared out his account. what she’s doing with it, i don’t know. that side of the family hasn’t spoken to me in months. yesterday someone broke into uncle ross’s home and changed all the locks, then nailed the doors shut and left on all the lights. my sister believes it was one of his nieces or nephews. they are taking my grandma to court for the $70 thousand that she cleared out of his account.
i keep my distance so that i can keep my sanity. i am so so so grateful that i take after my father’s side in so many ways. uncle ross’s ashes should not be locked in a safe somewhere. he should have been given a proper burial right away.