Recently, a friend sent me links to various “unclaimed funds”. This is money that belongs to a person, they lost or left behind somehow.
My husband has a couple of items, my daughter had four. Most notable was the entries for my grandmother; she died leaving whatever she had to my mother, who is also deceased.
I don’t know what my grandmother had to leave because I didn’t really know my grandmother. She left my grandfather when my mother was three years old. I met her a couple of times but the last time I saw here I was about seven years old.
I contacted her once to ask her to help with the care of my mother. I was in my 20’s then and overwhelmed. She blew me off. That the last contact I had with her.
I am not going to pursue the unclaimed funds. I don’t have my mother’s death certificate for one thing. But it did get me thinking about this.
My friend (and older woman), Mary, just died as well. She was destitute but I wonder what happened to the few items she did have. We’re they thrown in the trash?
I think they probably were which is a shame. I know what these objects meant to her and I’d have liked to have them.
Here are some links to posts about death and inheritance. You can also search these terms of click tags and such. There’s quite a bit of content on these topics, written over the years.
This last begins a series regarding “good of the dead”.
What have you inherited from the dead?