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Part of me was giggling as I transcribed this letter for this post. Why was I giggling? Because as I read it, it sounded all too familiar. My
The inflation of the value of Clarence's portion of the estate and the immediate gratification are things that I can see were passed down to his oldest son. The difference is Adam responded to his brother in a way that I wish I had seen more people respond to the apple! My great uncle Adam was always this odd-looking man that I'd only seen in pictures. I have new respect for the man I never met! Great job, uncle Adam!
Sorry I could not answer your [sic] any sooner. The day your letter arrived, I had the virus. This letter is going to disappoint you, as you read later on I'll answer this letter in a forum bases so it will be plain and explained in a easier way.
I. I have talked to Lillian, Stan, Aldona; and Leo, and they cannot in a way, see it your way.
(a) Zentar's [sic] still has mortgage on their house, as they have done some extensive repairing on their house.
(B) Ruminski's can't get that much money together. Carolyn just graduated from Central; and is going to nurses Training at the Mercy Hospital and that takes a little money.
(C) If I (Adam) had money I would not be driving around in a 1951 jalopy.
II. If we were to go and borrow money from the Bank to buy your share, who is going to pay the interest on the loan.
(C) To buy your share of the house, we have to hire a lawyer to change the will, and go to court to have it legalized. Would cost $100.00 I know because I have inquired about that.
III. If you want to I have the consent of the Zenters & Ruminskies to send you $300.00 no more and that amount to be deducted from your share when the estate is sold. Is that fair enough
Now you say your share of the estate is $4500.00 which means it is worth $18000.000 to you. If you can get a buyer for the property at that price you bring him or her to Scranton to show them the property, at my expense, and if they buy I will give you from my share as a bonus $500.00.
Now I have explained the best I know how. And I hope you can see our side of the situation. I am still waiting for a thank you for the check for $250.00 I send last Christmas time.