I had almost forgotten about this, as it is more of an irritation than a revelation.
I've briefly mentioned somewhere on Ehell about my mother's cousin. Cousin ran off as a teen and was (supposedly) never heard from again. There were other odd things about that family as well. So at one of the holiday gatherings, Mother mentions Cousin. Actually she got quite chatty about Cousin and her exploits. Cousin has moved long distances several times, has been married twice, and inherited all her parents' money (only child) when her mother died, which was not that long ago. She has now spent it all.
That's a heck
of a story for someone that no one has heard from
I asked Mother (trying to grit my teeth and say it nicely) why
she would say that no one has heard from Cousin when they obviously have. They would have to know where she is to tell her she's inherited money, at the very least! And from the sounds of it, her parents might have gone to at least one of her weddings, and she might have gone to their funerals. Heck, she might have been the one to arrange
the funerals for all I know.
Mother, of course, insisted that she hadn't. She doesn't know where cousin is, she doesn't even know cousin's last name!! Cue drama, up until Mother was distracted by something else.
I'm disgusted with myself, mostly. I should know better. She lies about anything and everything, and she loves drama. Why would this be any different? Ugh. I shouldn't listen to this stuff. I really shouldn't.