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Uncle Kyle's house

In a moment of casual conversation with my mom and sister, they mentioned in passing that my late non-uncle Kyle will be losing his house.

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Thursday,
Dec. 15, 2022

He spent his last ten years in a nursing home, along with his wife, and during that time the house they'd owned for fifty years has been occupied by their daughter, who was caring for their disabled son, who'd never lived anywhere else and probably couldn't. Uncle Kyle's son died a month after Uncle Kyle, so now the daughter is packing to vacate the premises.

She has no choice. She's not selling the house. The state owns it. 

Mom and Katrina thought this was barely worth mentioning, and I had to lasso the conversation with a long rope to bring back what they'd said, and request further explanation.

Kyle's daughter, now in her 70s, has to move out in a hurry because the State of Washington paid for ten years of Uncle Kyle's nursing home care, along with his wife's, and for this the dead must pay.

Of course the state seized Uncle Kyle's house. What else would you expect? This is America, and this is what happens: A man works all his life, buys a house, raises a family, pays his taxes, and then stupidly gets ill health for his last years, so the state steals his house. 

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12/15/2022   

Cranky Old Fart is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited.
 
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2 comments:

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    1. Most Zevon is quality Zevon, and this is quality Zevon. My shit's fucked up, too.

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