And the beat goes on.
Three months after my brother Tom passed – a frenzied phone call from my sister-in-law Ellen shocked me and left me speechless. She hired a surveyor to check the property lines of the land where she lived (which included a comfortable home my brother built). Ellen’s tense voice informed me she just learned Tom had signed the acre of land and the home over to me more than a year ago. Where was she going to live and what was going to happen to her? She repeated those questions several times? I told her I knew nothing of this transfer and assumed Tom was suffering from a brain tumor and thus denied not only his progeny but his wife their inheritance. I too was bereaved and tried to put behind the years of acrimony which created its own form of grief aside . I tried to take the high road.
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