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Connecticut son reportedly wants to evict 98-year-old mother
foxnews.com ^ | 2-17-12

Posted on 02/17/2012 9:05:08 AM PST by rawhide

A Connecticut mother reportedly received an unusual gift for her 98th birthday from her eldest son -- eviction papers.

Mary Kantorowski, who has lived in the same Fairfield, Conn., home since 1953, is now facing eviction from her yellow, Cape Cod-style home valued at $333,410, the Connecticut Post reports. Her son Peter Kantorowski, 71, a retired taxidermist, said he's doing it for her own good.

"She would be better off living with people her own age," he told the newspaper.

According to Probate Court records, Mary Kantorowski and her husband, John, agreed to transfer the house to a trust administered by Peter Kantorowski on the condition that Mary would live there until her death, and upon her death, the house would go to Peter and his younger brother, Jack, the newspaper reports.

In July 2005, however, Peter Kantorowski quitclaimed the house from that trust to another he and his wife control, giving him ownership of the house. Six years later, in Dec. 13, 2011, his mother's 98th birthday, Peter Kantorowski had his mother served with eviction papers.

"This is just a despicable situation," said Richard Bortolot Jr., a Stratford lawyer appointed by Fairfield Probate Judge Daniel Caruso to represent Mary Kantorowski. "Mary has been living here happily paying all the expenses for the house and now her son, Peter, comes along and is telling her, 'Get the hell out,' so he can sell it."

"My husband worked hard, difficult jobs to buy this house," Mary Kantorowski told the Connecticut Post. "He built the garage and did a lot of work on the house and he told me never to leave it."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: connecticut; evict; marykantorowski; peterkantorowski; richardbortolotjr
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1 posted on 02/17/2012 9:05:16 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

More here:

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Son-wants-to-evict-98-year-old-mom-3337069.php


2 posted on 02/17/2012 9:06:35 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

“Baby Boomer” SCUM!


3 posted on 02/17/2012 9:08:28 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

The son is not a baby boomer, he is to old. (started 1946)


4 posted on 02/17/2012 9:10:03 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: rawhide

I’ll guess there is a special spot in hell for vermin like him. What he doesn’t seem to remember is that he is only about twenty years behind his mother.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 9:11:16 AM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: svcw

Still SCUM!


6 posted on 02/17/2012 9:11:35 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: rawhide

At least he didn’t push her down the stairs. Yeah, she would be so much better off if he had her money in his pocket. Scum.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 9:13:51 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: rawhide

Taxidermist with a mommy issue, hmmm. Put her in the root cellar, boy!


8 posted on 02/17/2012 9:16:37 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: rawhide
Her son Peter Kantorowski, 71, a retired taxidermist

This could end very badly. I think maybe she should get out while she still can.

9 posted on 02/17/2012 9:17:17 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: rawhide

Apparently, the older son served his mother eviction papers on her birthday.

From the article: “Bortolot, who is not being paid to represent Mary Kantorowski, said shortly after serving his mother with eviction papers, Peter Kantorowski attempted to put the house up for sale. He was stopped by subsequent Probate Court proceedings. During one of those proceedings, it was determined Peter Kantorowski had wrongly taken on his mother’s power of attorney, using her money for his expenses.”

Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Son-wants-to-evict-98-year-old-mom-3337069.php#ixzz1mewwVciL

Such hate. And greed.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 9:17:55 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: rawhide; Vendome

wow, he’s COLD.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 9:18:55 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: rawhide

He could get a whole new spin from the press by saying that the house uses too many carbon credits. That darn old house needs to be sold in order to be upgraded with “clean enery” technologies.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 9:19:50 AM PST by Londo Molari
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To: rawhide

“She would be better off living with people her own age,”

Most people of her age no longer lives in this world.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 9:20:00 AM PST by ravager
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To: rawhide
He signed a deal premised on an assumption that his mother would be dead before it was time for him to retire, enabling to sell her house.

Looks like his morbid assumption was wrong and she has lived 15-20 years longer than he was planning on.

He sounds like the guy who tried to pick off Jeanne Calment when she was 90 and he was 47 with a similar deal. He died at 77 and she was still alive.

14 posted on 02/17/2012 9:22:09 AM PST by wideawake
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To: rawhide
According to Probate Court records, Mary Kantorowski and her husband, John, agreed to transfer the house to a trust administered by Peter Kantorowski on the condition that Mary would live there until her death, and upon her death, the house would go to Peter and his younger brother, Jack, the newspaper reports. In July 2005, however, Peter Kantorowski quitclaimed the house from that trust to another he and his wife control, giving him ownership of the house. Six years later, in Dec. 13, 2011, his mother's 98th birthday, Peter Kantorowski had his mother served with eviction papers.

Sounds to me like self-dealing and breach of fiduciary duty by the trustee [son]. I bet Mom has a good case to undo the conveyance to the second trust, and maybe to remove Sonny as a beneficiary of the first trust.

15 posted on 02/17/2012 9:22:55 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Just glad his name isn’t Norman.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 9:23:30 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: rawhide

It sound to me like he could be guilty of elderly abuse since he talk them into the trust then behind her back transferred it and at the same time used her money.He should be send to jail for this.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 9:24:02 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: rawhide

If he has children, they have a role model on how to treat parents when they get in the way.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 9:29:06 AM PST by AU72
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To: rawhide
Sorry...Mom should be willing to go into an apartment. The idea that she's living in a $300,000 home is just plain selfish in these times.

We had a lady (age 90) here in town who did the right thing....gave the main house to her gandchildren and she lives in the tensant house. Was stunned...but she just wanted it to pass to the ones that needed it the most. An extraordinary woman!!

19 posted on 02/17/2012 9:32:13 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Springman

I saw this on the local news but didn’t realize it was a local story.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 9:32:20 AM PST by McGruff (Think in bold colors not pale pastels.)
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To: rawhide

Such a beautiful woman. Such a jerk for a son.

I had three aunts live until ages 96, 98& 99, and two cousins who lived to be over 100, married 80 years. God bless this woman and her husband where he is.

21 posted on 02/17/2012 9:33:28 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: rawhide

Why does everyone here think they have enough evidence to convict the son of doing evil?


22 posted on 02/17/2012 9:33:55 AM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: wideawake
He sounds like the guy who tried to pick off Jeanne Calment...

She was awesome. I remember reading somewhere around her 120th birthday that she said (translated from the French), "I only have one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it."

23 posted on 02/17/2012 9:37:28 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: rawhide

Shades of Steve Martin:

“I’m just so mad at my mother. I don’t know, she just, uh, she calls me up the other day. She wants to borrow ten dollars for some food! Can you believe that? I said, “Hey! I work for a living!” So I loan her the money. Yesterday, she calls me up and says she can’t pay me back for a while. I said, “Hey! What is this?!” So I worked out a deal with her. I’m having her, uh, work on my transmission. And, uh, move my barbells up to the attic. So that’s pretty good, huh?”


24 posted on 02/17/2012 9:40:46 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: donna

“Why does everyone here think they have enough evidence to convict the son of doing evil?”

I guess I’m missing the kind, Christian motivation behind serving a Mom with eviction papers on her birthday and immediately putting the house up for sale...


25 posted on 02/17/2012 9:40:53 AM PST by myrabach
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To: Sacajaweau
Sorry...Mom should be willing to go into an apartment. The idea that she's living in a $300,000 home is just plain selfish in these times.

A $300,000 house in Connecticut could be a very small house, indeed, especially if it is in an historic part of town, since she is so long-lived. There are tiny cottages in Georgetown (DC) and Society Hill (Philadelphia) that once housed slaves or servants that are now worth $1,000,000, simply because of their location.

Why should anyone strip her of her rightful property, just because she is old? The article says she was examined on order of the judge and found competent.

26 posted on 02/17/2012 9:42:50 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: US Navy Vet

We don’t know the whole story here. We don’t know if the 98 year old mother is physically and mentally able to take care of herself.

I know someone who has been trying to get his parents to move into assisted living quarters for the past few years. The couple in their eighties don’t get along, they lived apart for 20 years of their marriage and only got back together to save money. The woman never cooked, not even when her sons were small and survives on granola bars and things like that and the father doesn’t care to eat.

The father is a WWII veteran, who as a seventeen year old, was wounded in the invasion of Normandy, so severely wounded that he had no recollection of the events of the day. He came home from the war and went to college, earning a PHD in bio-chemistry. When he was in his seventies the war injuries started to bother him and brought back the memories of the invasion. He now has full PTSD and spends most of his time in his bedroom.

The couple has an older son that fried his brain on drugs and cannot hold a job, so they pay him to do light housework and maintenance, but he’s worthless.

The couple needs intervention and tough love. Maybe this is the case with this woman, as well.


27 posted on 02/17/2012 9:46:36 AM PST by Eva
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To: rawhide

What IF her 71 year old KID is correct?...


28 posted on 02/17/2012 9:49:27 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: US Navy Vet

Agreed


29 posted on 02/17/2012 9:50:00 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Sacajaweau

A cape cod isn’t exacty a baronial manor. I think she should stay as long as she wants to. This is still America.


30 posted on 02/17/2012 9:52:26 AM PST by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: rawhide

Peter is probably an Obamabot — a self-appointed, one-man Obamacare let’s-take-care-of-an-old-lady-the-easiest, cheapest-way-possible death squad. I just hope this poor woman doesn’t have a living will with this guy making end of life decisions for her.


31 posted on 02/17/2012 9:59:26 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: rawhide

He does show an Obama-level of (non)concern for his family. This makes him not only sleezy enough to be a liberal, but he has that extra-special slime about him which qualifies him to be a relative of the Obamaloon and wench.


32 posted on 02/17/2012 10:03:14 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: US Navy Vet
“Baby Boomer” SCUM!

Wrong Mr. Vet, he's not a boomer. He's likely from your generation.

He is just scum period.

33 posted on 02/17/2012 10:03:43 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

NOPE not mine(born 1961).


34 posted on 02/17/2012 10:05:37 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Sorry. The elderly individual makes that choice; not the collective majority through the government (as in England) and surely not a greedy, dishonest relative as in the case of the man in this story.

There should not be pressure from greedy family members to take the elders’ property or life before they are naturally in the grave. Some elders don’t leave their estates to their children and grand children.

If I had a psychopath in the family who expressed a sick and twisted attitude of entitlement with me and my property in my old age, she would not be in the will and she would not have any involvement in my life as I may become too weak to fend off her greed.


35 posted on 02/17/2012 10:09:11 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: US Navy Vet
Oh, that must mean you're from the generation who blames others, regardless of facts or circumstances.

Nice!

36 posted on 02/17/2012 10:10:28 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sacajaweau

I kept looking for the sarc tag on your post. Are you freakin’ kidding me? The lady is well, is living in her own home and paying her own expenses. She’s got a piece of crap for a son. Why should she leave HER home because this guy wants the money.

He’s probably hoping that he’ll just break her heart and she’ll die faster. My mom was 83 when she passed away and we swore she’d never, ever be in a home. She wasn’t. I wish I had her as long as this piece of garbage has had his mother.


37 posted on 02/17/2012 10:10:39 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Albion Wilde; Sacajaweau; Eva
Sacajaweau, Fairfield is one of the most expensive bedroom communities in the NYC metro area, any house that goes for only $300,000 in Fairfield is likely very old and very small, and would be purchased only to be torn down and replaced with a much larger house.

This one is a Cape Cod house that was likely built in the 40s or 50s - back when Fairfield was a more blue collar community. It almost certainly is less than 1500 sq ft - many Cape Cods of that era were less than 1000 sq ft.

So, even assuming that it was morally right to steal a house from an elderly widow if it was "too big", this is assuredly not too big.

Eva, the judge presiding over this civil case personally visited her in her home and interviewed her, accompanied by a geriatric psychiatrist, in order to determine her physical and mental fitness. She passed with flying colors.

38 posted on 02/17/2012 10:18:03 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Eva
We don’t know the whole story here. We don’t know if the 98 year old mother is physically and mentally able to take care of herself.

From what I read, I know enough that is shows the son to be an evil jerk. We, along with many other families, are struggling over similar issues.

My wife's mother is in her late 80s. My wife and I have always helped her, visiting weekly, taking her out shopping or for recreation, doing her bills, and working on her house - for 25 years since my wife's father died. Her sister is trying to get her sent to a senior care center. We intervened, and took her mom into our home to live with us. The sister is trying to paint the mom as incompetent and severely ill, while we find her vibrant and relatively healthy. The sister's lawyer boyfriend was trying to wrest control of all finances. Motive - greed to get the house, valued at $800G as well as cash holdings. We produced trust documents and amendments showing my wife is executor and in control. As it stands now, three siblings are still trying to wrest control from us and another sibling who is helping us. The three are greedy and broke, while the two including us are relatively well off and self-sufficient. No way will we allow them to put her in a home with strangers.

39 posted on 02/17/2012 10:24:44 AM PST by roadcat
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To: donna
Why does everyone here think they have enough evidence to convict the son of doing evil?

The evidence:

(1) He promised his mother she could live in her own home until she died. He broke that promise.

(2) He had a fiduciary duty as a trustee to handle the property in trust for the benefit of the beneficiary. Instead, he transferred the property to a trust of which he was the beneficiary. That's theft.

(3) He claims that his mother cannot care for herself, but has not visited her for 8 months. The judge visited the mother and saw for himself that the mother is quite competent and able. So he lied in order to steal from his own widowed mother.

(4) He had his flunky serve her with eviction papers on her own birthday. I'm not sure what else you would call that but evil.

What does the Bible say about those who oppress the widow?

40 posted on 02/17/2012 10:26:17 AM PST by wideawake
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To: US Navy Vet
You're acting just like Obama. You're trying to divide us FReepers. Shame on you.
41 posted on 02/17/2012 10:29:27 AM PST by deweyfrank
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To: combat_boots; rawhide
The eviction has not only caused friction between Mary and Peter, it has split the two brothers, with Jack Kantorowski siding with his mother.

The younger Kantorowski, who said he and his fiancee visit his mother twice a week, said his brother once told him he felt their mother had lived too long.

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Peter Kantorowski said he has invited his mother to come live with him, but she has refused.

"I have this big house in Trumbull and she is welcome to come live with me," he said. "I took care of my mother-in-law until she died in my house."

She's old, not stupid.

42 posted on 02/17/2012 10:53:04 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: wideawake

Well, if the judge visited the woman, we DO know the whole story. In the case that I was referring to, the woman seems to be agoraphobic. Her home if over flowing with collections (dolls) and purchases from the Shopping Channel, mostly not even unwrapped, even filling the old outdoor basket ball court. Some of the outside mess taken care of, after the neighbors complained.

No judge would visit the house and consider the woman to be stable, even though she is educated and can still hold a normal conversation. She doesn’t sound nuts at all.


43 posted on 02/17/2012 11:01:55 AM PST by Eva
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To: McGruff

Wonder how this POS’s health is? Hope his kids are taking notes.


44 posted on 02/17/2012 11:04:15 AM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: rawhide

“She would be better off living with people her own age,”

Really?

Who the hell is her age? I’ll bet she’s crossed off 90-95% of her phone book.

My friend, who just passed at 101, sure did.

It was a bitch to find anyone besides family to inform of her passing.

Hell, the last of her siblings, her sister, passed away two months before and we didn’t tell her about it.

Boy did she get a surprise when she got to heaven.

“What in the Sam Hill are you doing here? No one told me!”

Gawd, it would have been hilarious to see that.

This guy is pond scum and dog mange all in one.


45 posted on 02/17/2012 11:07:10 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Albion Wilde; Sacajaweau

Sacajaweau implied the “/S”.

Sheesh, even I got it and I’m in a hurry to get out of here and do money making things.


46 posted on 02/17/2012 11:11:14 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: wideawake

You got all that info from the very same media that, we all know, is crazy. They want outrage. They want the government to run our lives because mean men steal from their own mothers.

The son could be innocent of your charges.


47 posted on 02/17/2012 11:11:55 AM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: rawhide

Wow, this takes the cake and all !

I know my parents are in their late 70’s but to me, they own their property and it would NOT be right to pull something like this.

If my parents really needed to go to a full time assisted living place, I don’t know if I can bring myself to kick them out of their property and would instead try to find a way where they can get someone to come over to care for them.


48 posted on 02/17/2012 11:13:50 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: rawhide
In July 2005, however, Peter Kantorowski quitclaimed the house from that trust to another he and his wife control, giving him ownership of the house.

Wouldn't that have violated the terms of the original trust agreement?

49 posted on 02/17/2012 11:20:33 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: rawhide

More here on this story along with a video of the mother.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102676/Man-serves-98-year-old-mother-eviction-papers-birthday-sell-home-shes-lived-1953.html

Snips from the video:
The mother has a tidy house.
She talks pretty good for a woman her age.
She has a nurse that regularly checks in on her.
She has a younger son who visits her almost every day.
The older son who is kicking her out has not seen her in eight months.
He said the reason he has not visited her is because he does not have a key.
He is evicting her but has made no plans where she is to go.


50 posted on 02/17/2012 11:34:52 AM PST by rawhide
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