Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In which Ted grudgingly acknowledges that the money that Primo sent him to reimburse him for attending his own father's funeral (I would have gladly paid to see Sly buried) was "not unreasonable" and informs Primo that he will be sending Primo a "comprehensive spreadsheet" of his son's expenses. Primo needs to resign as trustee ASAP or it will be 14 years of this

> Subject: Re: package received
> From: ted
> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2015 13:42:00 -0400
> CC: ted's wife
> To: primo

> Also, we are busy tallying our various company tax returns, due on the 15th, after which we’ll pull together a comprehensive spreadsheet of Ted's Son's educational expenses and forward to you.

> cheers

> > On Sep 9, 2015, at 1:40 PM, Ted wrote:
> > 
> > Thank you. I don’t know for the life of me what I’ll do with the graduation gown; but I like the picture of you and me and Dad’s commemorative obituary, both of which will hang in a place of honor. The check was deposited yesterday. The amount was not unreasonable. Hope you’re well.
> > 
> > cheers


  1. I would love to see this spread sheet. I suspect the end result will be that Ted's sons share gets depleted very quickly. Without knowing son's issues I would be trying to make this money last as long as possible.
    I'm getting such a kick out of the cc to the wife. My husband just saved everything about his mother's estate in a file and told me about it.
    Reading this makes me think of Hyacinth from keeping Up Appearances.

    1. I wonder if Ted uses a ruler to put the stamps on his envelopes?

  2. Yes, Hyacinth, you nailed Liz!

  3. Replies
    1. I know, I was shocked, too! Maybe he finally realized that if Primo wanted to be fussy about it, he could quite legally deny all expenses that were not directly for the funeral and interment, and so Ted decided that a "charm offensive" was called for. (Which, for Ted, consists mainly of not disparaging someone more than absolutely necessary.)

  4. The Diary of a Gold-Digger

    The whole truth and nothing but the truth about my husband, his parents (RIP), greedy Ted, and me - That Woman.