Ha. I thought I would have no more material once Sly and Doris died, but in the past 24 hours, I have gotten
1. Ted spent two hours and one minute on the phone with Primo, talking about the will, which I am pretty sure was about making sure Ted got what he thought he deserved
2. I spoke to Stephanie for half an hour. Ted had sent everyone but me a tribute to Sly. Stephanie, being a gracious soul and mindful that Ted is her children's uncle, emailed back that that was a nice tribute.
Ted responded, saying how much Sly had loved Stephanie and how Stephanie had earned that love.
Which was the point that both Stephanie and I burst into loud laughter.
"He hated you! He hated me!" I said.
"I know!" she laughed. "But what do you say to that? I just wrote back and said that Sly and Doris were like another father and mother to me."
"You are so full of it," I told her.
"I know," she said.
"Send me those emails."
As soon as she does, I will share them with you.
Also - is it necessary to "earn" love? Is it even possible? How is it done? I would like to know.
3. Ted wants to publish Sly's obituary before the end of the week.
Today is Monday. Primo is leaving Florida on Wednesday. He and I are going on vacation on Saturday. The funeral is not for almost three weeks.
What on earth is the rush, Ted?
It is causing stress for Primo. I reminded him that he does not have to accept Ted's phone calls.
There is a part of me - a big part of me - that is very happy that Primo is fiercely loyal and caretaking of the people he loves. It makes me pretty sure he would not abandon me if I got sick. However - I wish he would show just a little less tolerance for people who frustrate. Just don't deal with them is my motto. It's not like he needs Ted any more.