I find it amusing that the punishment for not giving into a greedy, grasping family member is that you don't get a visit from the greedy, grasping family member.
Yeah, it's like the toxic person who flounces, "I will never ever ever speak to you again if you don't get me a case of Smarties and remove all the yellow ones with silver tongs!" It's so hard not to respond, "Ooh, promise?"
Aw. Lighten up, guys. This poor, grasping mother is just watching out for her own to get what is due. Rusty is such a selfish meanie.
I think if I were in Rusty's position, I might have let the family come over just to see what happened. Of course, IF it should just happen to come up in the catching-up conversations that no $ are being passed around, a handy camera might be fun, too.