Awful things people do at funerals
My sister passed away in October 2005. I am still fuming about something that happened during the visitation.
My sister's husband and his brother (let's call him Mr. Evil) were in business together. Mr. Evil told horrible lies about my sister and her husband to anyone that he knew knew them and he also stole from the business. My sister's in-laws were wonderful people and loved her very much. The in-laws were both retired and received SS of less then $1,000 a month so my sister's husband paid their bills, took care of repairs around the house, and so on. Mr. Evil and his family did ZERO for the parents except maybe visit for 30 minutes once a month or so. When my sister's mother-in-law passed away from diabetes and cancer she left a tiny bit of money that she told her son to buy my sister something to remember her by. Mr. & Mrs. Evil told people my sister stole the item from her mother-in-law. When my sister's father-in-law passed away a few years later he left the house/property and a small bit of money to my brother-in-law, who split the money with Mr. Evil even though he didn't have to. Mr. & Mrs. Evil having been telling everyone that my sister coerced the in-laws into giving everything to her husband. Mr. Evil has been trying to get my brother-in-law to sell the house/property ever since and wants half of the money from the sale. For both in-laws my sister was primary care giver while her husband worked. all the while taking care of their own home, raising a daughter, running a home business, and doing volunteer work too.
For the visitation for my sister's funeral my brother-in-law was very specific as to who was to be in the receiving line: himself, their daughter, our 87 year old mother, my two older brothers, and me (I was care giver for my sister). When Mr. & Mrs. Evil arrived at the funeral home they started their own receiving line in front of ours. My sister and her husband were well known in the community and about 450 people came for the visitation. The line of people kept backing up because of the receiving line Mr. & Mrs. Evil started.
Now I suppose I should just let it go but I can't help feeling that it was a
very despictable thing for Mr. & Mrs. Evil to do.
Have any other members seen people do awful things at funerals?