Carol and I called on Aunt Dorris’ husband yesterday. She told him that Dorris had told her that she (Carol) would be executor of the will, and since we were going on a vacation trip in September we wanted to see if there was anything she should do now. Such as any notifications, and so on.
Husband was very friendly and nice, and already had the will and a bunch of other papers out on a table.
A quick look showed that Carol was an alternate executor, only to serve if he was incapable of serving. Otherwise he was to be executor. Everything was in order, and had been in place and filed back 5 years ago.
His plan was to just take the will and all their other papers to their lawyer this morning and let the lawyer sort it all out.
We thought Carol’s mom would be pleased. However, her reaction was a huffy, “WELL!! Sis should have TOLD us that!” Then she ranted for a while about slights, real and perceived, of long years ago. More stress for Carol.
I told Carol that was just her mom’s way of coping with the grieving process. But still...
Anyway, all other (will-related) pressure is now off of Carol, and she ought to be able to relax on our vacation trip without dreading returning to a family feud.
OH, and on the way home we drove by some coastal wetlands that are home to many kinds of birds. Carol had taken the camera and got some excellent shots of pelicans, three or four different species of herons, a stilt, and more. Once we get them sorted and cropped and ready, I’ll put some on a web site for you to look at.