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Oh Goodness! Need a rant!! SORTED :O)

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Kay???? Report 6 Jan 2013 22:05


glad you have been calmed down Maggie,,,,,its aggro neither of you need at this time.....

and very glad,,,,

I aint going camping with you..... :-D :-D :-D


maggiewinchester Report 6 Jan 2013 21:45

My sister and I can usually sort thngs out - shame about our elder brothers :-| :-|

They drove out to Portugal together last year to help mum pack up, and to bring stuff over. One snores (he always has), the other took umbrage, they sulked the whole time they were there - and still aren't talking. :-P

I snore, so when sister & I go camping, I put on anti snore strips and sister takes ear plugs :-D


eRRolSheep Report 6 Jan 2013 21:36

Ann what happened at seven and a half?


LadyScozz Report 6 Jan 2013 21:26

I'm glad you got it sorted out Maggie.

When my Mother died things went ugly!

I walked away and left the lot to brothers. Now I have absolutely nothing to do with them.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 6 Jan 2013 21:13

So glad you have sorted it all out Maggie..

And enjoy the tea set when you get it home.. :-D


JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Jan 2013 21:10

i am so pleased its sorted :-D :-D


Cynthia Report 6 Jan 2013 21:09

That's really good news Maggie. So glad it's all sorted out. :-D


maggiewinchester Report 6 Jan 2013 21:07

I'm pleased to say, we've sorted it! :-D :-D
She's thrown out obvious things - like the Portuguese language programme & the loads of files mum had on it, but put the boxes of 'stuff' upstairs out of sight, until we other 3 can come down.

I WILL be getting the tea set - I stopped her when she questioned where I would keep it and pointed out the terms of the will - she doesn't want it, I do. The problem was, she saw a coffee pot from a Japanese child's tea set on Antiques Roadshow earlier - and it was very rare - hence (apparently) she wants me to get it valued for insurance purposes.
I pointed out that I'd been looking on the internet at teasets from the time, and they were worth between £35 and £250, besides which, my household insurance is for £20000 - not that I have that much, just that I've had the same policy for years and never claimed on it, so the tea set should be covered anyway :-D

So we started discussing what we're going to take on our 2 day train journey at the end of the month.....


AnnCardiff Report 6 Jan 2013 20:49

I was an only child until I was seven and a half and it was lovely - and now I'm pleased to say I am an only child once again :-D :-D


GinN Report 6 Jan 2013 20:43

Reading some of the above makes me glad I'm an only child!


PollyinBrum Report 6 Jan 2013 20:40

Maggie what a dreadful thing to happen at such a sad time. I think your sister should look at the will again, nothing should be sold or given away until everything is settled. I hope you can sort things out and you get to keep the tea-set, irrespective of the value it clearly means a lot to you.


Cynthia Report 6 Jan 2013 20:32

I don't envy you Maggie....I just hope it all sorts itself out amicably. <3

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 6 Jan 2013 20:01

That's one good reason for leaving a copy of the will with either a solicitor a very good friend that knows exactly what to do..


DazedConfused Report 6 Jan 2013 19:53

I ani't arf glad I am an only child

Have seen so many terrible arguments over family belongings.

So sad.


Muffyxx Report 6 Jan 2013 19:37

I agree Kay that is very naughty x


Kay???? Report 6 Jan 2013 19:35

Maggie,,,really nothing should be sold or given away if there is a Will,


maggiewinchester Report 6 Jan 2013 19:30

We haven't been shopping :-S

Errol ....?

I'm picking it up next week, won't get it valued - otherwise sister will have to get anything she's decided to keep, like the dinner set and everything I never got to see in the boxes she's since taken to a charity shop,valued.


Muffyxx Report 6 Jan 2013 18:55

it's clearly to Maggie's taste Joy for the sentimental aspect of it lol....I've got boxes of stuff in my loft from my OHs parents...and no it's not to my taste...but we couldn't throw it would've felt wrong...we kept only the things we knew they treasured and moved a lot on to family where we could...but it would've felt so disrespectful to sell their most treasured possessions ...maybe one day their Grandchildren may want to have something of theirs in their homes..or just keep it all in a loft for sentiment like us...or indeed sell it...but at least they have that option x


AnnCardiff Report 6 Jan 2013 18:53

I have an oriental tea and coffee services from the 1950's - geisha girl's head in the bottom of each cup - OH brought it back from Singapore where he was doing his national service - I doubt it is worth much

As for your sister, what a dreadful thing to do - still, my one and only sister cut off all relations with me six and a half years ago, over her slimey son in law - she chose him over me - and do I care? not one jot - I no longer have to listen to the unbelievable goings on in her dysfunctional family - her alcoholic husband, her slapper of a daughter, her wimp of a son and her sleazy two timing drug taking son in law - happy days

I note her daughter in law is a member of this site - I do hope she reads this :-D :-D


JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Jan 2013 18:52

but old peoples treasures are not to their younger families tastes
and if you keep everything their homes will look like junk yardsi

just think its the easy way out and no fall outs :-D

when i was 15 my mum died and the family stripped the house like vultures
even though we still lived in it

even my prized charm braclet my mum had bought a charm
every christmas and birthday since i was born
it was for my 21 birthday :-(