My aunt is 300 plus miles away from me, and has just been hospitalised for pneumonia. Luckily she's now home and recovering, but I wasn't kept in the loop at all. She has made two women her POA, a neighbour who is very good to her, and a friend, with her solicitor having the 'last word'. She's asked me to carry out her funeral wishes, and has sent them through to me.
I estranged myself from my Dad and brother and his family because of the way they mistreated my late Mum, twenty years ago. My Mum had sold her bungalow and bought a house with my brother and SIL, sadly she died one year later. My SIL had already disposed of many of my Mum's possessions by the time I managed to get down there, and actually burnt my Mum's diaries, it still shocks me she thought she had the authority to do this.
My widowed aunt, who is now 82, although agreeing with me that they mistreated her sister, has maintained contact with all of them. It was very awkward for me when she was admitted to hospital, and her POA friend asked me for my niece's phone number. It seems my brother's son and wife, step daughter and partner, as well as my brother, visited her in hospital.
I only have my aunt as family now, but find it very difficult that she is still in contact with my estranged family. I don't have any contact with them at all, and don't have any addresses or phone numbers for them.
Writing it all down I seem to be on the outside of a farcical situation.
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