I haven't posted much recently on the site but wanted to tell you about something bad that has happened.
Some of you will remember me posting about my husbands very elderly grandfather. We wanted to take him in to live with us when he was diagnosed with mild dementia but my husbands parents insisted that he go into a care home and conned him into signing an EPA. There reason for not allowing this lovely old man to live out his days with us was that their responsibility was to consider his 'spiritual needs' and since we no longer went to meetings we could never look after him ...so they stuck him, against his will, into the home. I'm sorry to say we're seriously piss poor and used all our savings with solicitors trying to save him from this situation but we finally ran out of cash.
He fell in the home and broke his hip. He had hip replacement surgery. Infection set in in the home. He went back to hospital where he was so badly neglected that he developed gangrenous bed sores. He gave up eating. He was in such desperated pain with gangrene that he was on morphine and finally died weighing 3 stones 12 pounds.
Now, on ringing the inlaws the news is, 'we're not bothering with a funeral, we'll have a memorial service in a few months'.
Tomorrow, Grandpa's body will be taken, in the cheapest coffin available, in an undertakers ambulance van to the crematorium. With no one other than the undertakers present, he will be cremated and his ashes scattered. Hubby is trying desperately to find out the details so that he can at least be there.
I'd like to also say, that this man, left such a large estate that solicitors will take months to sort it. He was no pauper.
Now tell me, who the hell is not spiritual.
I've cried most of the evening, to think what he suffered and what final indignity awaits him.
Don't anyone tell me what wonderful people Jehovah's Witnesses are!