Tuesday, April 21, 2015

in the garden

this is my Aunt who passed away recently
Tia Jo
she loved elephants (and had over 600 of them )
no not the real alive kind but the collecting kind
I want to put something in my garden to represent her
I am not sure of her favorite flower as she loved
many of them
I would love to put an elephant in the back garden
among the daffodils and bleeding heart

well, I was left in her will. Me and a cousin. BUT it seems 
there is a catch. so be it. I dont really care but 
my cousin is furious!
My Aunt had no children. she is the one a few years back I 
did the 12 days of Christmas for and she got a kick out of it
she said all her friends would call her daily (who knew?)
to find out what present she got for that day of the song
anywho, seems a cousin and I were mentioned in her will
to inherit the life insurance policy. it was the first I had 
heard of it. my Aunt never mentioned it to me.
anyway, I called the lawyer on my Dads letter (he was mentioned too and then his  portion is null also)
and the lawyer said he was not sure how they wrote the will that
way because the insurance company will only pay 
the person on the policy and if deceased they will pay the estate
(I am thinking her policy must have read to my uncle who has been deceased many years now)
well, I dont know how it  reads but it seems like the boyfriend
who is in charge of the estate will get it. 
I personally don't care. It touched me that my Aunt thought enough of me 
to include me in her will. If he (the boyfriend) is not following her wishes,
I would not want to be him when I pass on!
My cousin on the other hand wont let it go. 
She wrote to me and said she s going to find out more
and that she has some pictures of my family to share
and maybe an elephant! She went to  my Aunts house and got them.
I guess the boyfriend didnt care about pictures and elephants

I am SO happy! I would LOVE to have one of HER elephants!
How cool is that???
to me it is better than any life insurance policy
even if it were lots of money.
THAT ELEPHANT means more to me..........
hopefully it is big enough that it can be seen
among the flowers.
I think Tia would be happy with that........
I know I WILL!!!!!!!!
rest in peace Tia....


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Life insurance policies and wills cause more harm than good. When DH grandmother passed away recently the first thing her son said to the MIL well where is my inheritance? The MIL said well she had no money left she had been living in assisted living for 15 years, your sister has been doing the laundry, I have been paying for the other necessities. I doubt they will ever hear from him again.

How cool she remembered you in her will even though there are problems, and sometimes it is the little things which bring more joy, and it could be providence. The estate and inheritance taxes could be substantial.

Julierose said...

It's wonderful that she remembered you in her Will. I hope you get one of those elephants from her collection. Great picture...hugs, Julierose

barbara woods said...

maybe she will send you one that you can put into .the garden Maybe the lawyers can figure it out.