Another death in my family

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Another death in my family
Mon, 07-25-2011 - 3:44am

My great Aunt passed away I think back in February/March. But because of the weather & her son's work schedule he had her cremated & waited until now to have the services {at the same time one of last remaining Uncle's on my mom's side his oldest son passed away from brain cancer} I've never meet this Aunt, she was sister-in-law to my maternial grandfather so my mom's aunt. She is the last of that generation to go.

I asked my oldest cousin & his wife if they were going & if I could ride along with them. They said sure & that they were staying going over on Friday & coming back Sunday. I can stay in their hotel room, I'm like great & thanks. But they live almost 2 hours from me~~but 45 minutes from my MIL. So dh said lets ask Mom if you can drive as far as her place & leave your car there. {she like 10 minutes off the freeway, but I gave the cousins great directions, my cousin is a truck driver so I know he will be able to find her place with no problem} we went up last weekend & had lunch. As we were talking I told her about having to go to another memorial service for a aunt {my family is huge, 27/28

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Mon, 07-25-2011 - 11:24am

Why doesn't she want your car there? Because BIL needs the parking space? Or just to make trouble?

From a logistical standpoint, isn't it the same for you whether you drive yourself and park your car, or your dh drops you off and picks you up? Then there's the cost of the additional gas, and wear and tear on the car...

It seems like your dh's call since he's the one that would be doing the extra driving. If he doesn't want to do it then he should tell his mother that the original plan sticks and to stop bugging him about it.