This is a follow-up posts to a couple of my posts in the past. Things you didn't even know you were still wondering about...
At the beginning of the year, we Wranglers usually choose a word to represent what we want to be our own life's theme for the year. In January, I chose the word More.
I don't know about the other girls, but I remembered it all the way the through January and maybe into February. And then promptly forgot it.
Fast forward many months.
For Thanksgiving, we went to my sister's in-laws as we did for the first time last year. There were almost twenty five of us gathered around three tables. And I didn't have to prepare anything, which was good because I came straight from work.
Anyway, while we were enjoying dessert, my hostess, Kathy, appeared with a book for me. She remembered my word from January as I'd shared it with her at my brother-in-law's birthday party on New Year's Day. The book is filled with MORE. Kinda awesome. And kinda sad that she remembered and I let life get in the way of being MORE. Although I still have a few weeks left of 2017...
Well, it was quite the ordeal to find out. Since he died without a will, we had to establish the right to close out his safe deposit box. We had to wait forty days before the courthouse would assign my sister-in-law, Kathy, as the family representative. But, then the bank wanted the brothers--my husband and brother-in-law--to sign off on it as well.
So, finally two months and a week after his death, Kathy and I headed to the bank--all papers signed, sealed, and delivered--and got escorted to a private room in which to open the box.
I now know how Geraldo Rivera might have felt after opening Al Capone's vault. Our expectations had been low to begin with, so we weren't sorely disappointed. Just a smidgen.
So, what was in the box? Garbage. Seriously. There were cards that once held coins that apparently he'd sold over the years, but kept the card. There were a couple of remaining coins, a watch in wrap, a silver pendant, a purple (amethyst?) stone necklace, and a silver thimble.
I took the King Arthur coin--which I looked up and is valued less than $30--and the silver pendant.
To be honest, I kinda miss not knowing and the mystery. Ahh well....