Hello Paul. I’m sorry I was rude to you in another post, about living in France. Just thought you wanted the best of both worlds, which most people cannot have. And was a bit peed off. But on reflection, why not indeed. One should look out for oneself, as no one else will. And as you said, it’s your choice where you live. So please accept my apologies.
I’m sorry too that you don’t have any photo’s. That’s terrible. I know, because after a holiday in South Africa in 2013, I took my sister all the old photo’s my mom gave me. She wanted to copy them onto the computer. I know she gave them back to me, but on the plane back I got so ill. Did not even unpacked, just flopped into bed, and was ill for 6 weeks after. My hubby did the unpacking and think he threw them out with all the paper wrappings we had, with gifts and purchases. I have never found them to this day. They included all my mom’s young pictures of herself, and also my only two baby pics of my myself. And tons of other family pictures, like my Granny and Grandpa. Aunties and uncles. My brother and sister, who were younger than I, did not have even any pictures of themselves when they were babies. I guess there was no money then for developing pictures. I dunno, Maybe there was no camera. I did ask my sister to send them back to me, what she had copied, but alas she got ill with cancer, so did not want to harass her. Then she suddenly passed away last year. My brother in law is devastated by that. I have asked my mom to ask him about the photo’s, but mostly he just ignores everyone in the family. Their children as well. I think he is is so depressed and has turned into a recluse. He has always been weird anyway. At family do’s we were all outside and he would be sleeping inside on the the couch. My nephew, his own son, got married last month. He went to the wedding. did not speak to any of the family, and just disappeared into the night. Poof, he was gone, and did not say goodbye to anyone. He has not even filed or signed the papers for the release of my sisters estate yet, and she passed away last year in July. She had a really good pension after working for more than 40 years for the same firm. The money would be divided between himself, and the 3 children - but only one of those kids are his, the 2 girls were my sisters children from a previous marriage and the son was theirs. But it was her money, Maybe he is waiting to die himself and leave it all to their son. He has always preferred him over the girls. Has bought him three new cars over the years, the girls got nothing. He told my niece, when her car broke down, you can have the old mini, that was laying in the garage for the last 30 years, but will have to put new wheels on it and fix it up, but the son got new car after another. My sister should have stepped up. Bless her, but she was never a fighter like I am. I would never have stood for that. My kids get exactly equal to what I can give them. But then, they are my own children.
Well sorry again. I will try and remove that post but would not know how.