Friday, December 16, 2011

A Blessing of a Peaceful Life

Today I am reminded yet again of how lucky I am.
A dear aunt passed away last year and I am just finding out her kids are still fighting over her estate. Two of the older sons are married, have jobs and they still want a portion of whatever she left the two younger sons who are still in school.
They are fighting over the value of a house that is underwater in the mortgage. Underwater!

If you were a decent human being, you would just say heck with it and give the two younger sons her house. They have lived their most of their lives anyway...
You would think these two older sibs would look in on them and ask if the mortgage is being paid off or what expenses need to be taken care of. The two younger fellas are a high school kid and a college sophomore for crying out loud...
But no...

 Instead, the two older sons use a lawyer and try to divide the house four ways. They don't even apparently care where their two half brothers end up in. It's not like the two younger brothers have done anything terrible. They're good kids just trying to do well and stay in school. And these two older jerks --grown men in their 30's with their own homes and families still want to grab the house from under their younger half brothers.
These things I will never understand about some people.
It's plain greed and avarice.

It's my dear Aunt's one year anniversary today.
She must be turning in her grave.


  1. karma will catch up to them, the old saying "what comes around goes around". The lawyers will profit.

  2. I agree. Legalistically, they have the right, but sometimes it does not make it the decent and moral thing to do.
    I always believe that some people plant the seeds of their own misery. Karma indeed... sooner or later, the harvest will come.

  3. I agree too. You reap what you sow. Disputes like this always bring more grief to families. I hope the brothers can overcome this with minimal damage. And may your aunt rest peacefully.

  4. I was going to say just what Dragonfly said. What comes around goes around. Greed gets you every time and its never good.