- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
So this might turn into a mini rant. I apologize in advance!
My grandmother lives with her boyfriend of 10+ years three hours away from our family. We are her only family left, it’s quite sad but anyway… she can’t come to our house for Thanksgiving because she doesn’t have enough money. The reason she doesn’t have enough money? Her boyfriend spent the $82 she was saving for the Thanksgiving trip on washing and waxing her car. I honestly did a huge WTF?! Seriously when I heard. -He knew she was saving that money for this trip and she was extremely excited about it.-
He has been very effectively finding ways for them not to be able to make it for holidays. Last year it was because he didn’t like the kind of turkey we served – we didn’t serve Butterball turkey, it was organic turkey that we picked out from a turkey farm.
Is there a way I can send my grandma money in the mail, not cash, anonymously so she can actually come? She won’t take it if she knows who it is from. I know there is a risk that he will take it and spend it for himself and if he does I will say something. I want her to come though, she recently turned 70, has a lot of health problems, and is seemingly deteriorating rapidly these past few months. It’s our year to host the big Thanksgiving dinner with my dad’s side of the family, so we can’t go to her. 🙁