- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
My grandmother never worked much in her life, one part-time job and some babysitting jobs she did throughout her life but she was a stay at home mom for the majority of her life. She worked mostly out of boredom because she never needed to work becuase my grandfather was in the army and always made plenty of money for them to live comfortably. Well when he died 3 years ago she thought she wouldn’t have to worry about money because she should be getting survivors benefits. Well they wrongly denied her, so she has been living off of her very small SS checks and then went through the necessary measures to get paid to take care of her 100 year old mother. Luckly her house is paid off, so she just had to change her lifestyle like cut out cable, her occasional shopping trips, coupon cutting, etc. But now after 3 years of fighting the VA we have won and she is getting back pay and will continue to get money from them. She will be able to go back to her life as she has always known it and gets to buy something nice for herself with her back pay, or at least that is what we are telling her to do, but now she is talking about a family vacation on her dime. We will see, I’m just glad that now I know she will be taken care of. And I think now my grandfather can rest in peace, he always said his goal in life was to take care of his family and give us the things he never had. She used to say that she wished she could go back to before he died when we would sit on his lap and he would badger us about our gas tanks until we admited that they weren’t full and he would give us $21 to buy a candy bar and some gas. She won’t get him back but at least now she can keep his dreams alive and not struggle every month to make ends meet.
What made your day good bees???