Tuesday, September 15, 2009

more, part 2

It's ironic that a few posts ago I kicked myself for listening to my heart...and now, I wonder why I stopped.
The rest of the story.
After I found out about the financial turmoil my Uncle was involved in and the accusations he was throwing at Jack ; I dug deeper. I searched EBay, classifieds, and Craig's list...bingo.
When "museum quality/one of a kind/ heirloom" was mentioned in a Craig's list ad for furniture, I had to check into it. I emailed the seller and was told that the pieces were in a storage facility in the city. I asked to see them, was given a time, and let my manager, Ralph, know that I was going to run an errand and would be back soon.

When the storage door opened and my Uncle was standing there I wasn't sure what to say. He made excuses about why he had the furniture and when he knew I wasn't buying it, he began to throw insults at me and then the police arrived.
From what I understand they have been investigating my Uncle for embezzlement, insurance fraud, and identity theft for a number of months. I was in shock watching the police tape off the scene and take my uncle away in a squad car. The only thing that saved me was that Ralph had looked in my day timer to see where I had went and arrived soon after all this. He was the one who told me I was "best dressed"...sometimes you just have to laugh.
I feel like a fool. I believed in "family" and I really wanted to belong to a family. It turns out that my only living relative is a criminal who could care less about me. The worst part is that I believed him and turned my back on an amazing, wonderful man that wanted to be a part of my life.
Thank you all so much for your support and your kind, sweet, comments. You will never know what they have meant to me.


  1. I am glad that your uncle is found out and will be judged by others now. As they say: you can't choose your relatives but you can choose
    your friends. In Jack you have found a good friend and perhaps a lot more.....
    Be grateful that someone is watching over you! Good luck to you!

  2. Wow that's an intense story. Good luck! And yes, sometimes friends are better than family...

  3. it needed to happen

    tell ralph he is gaining a fan club too!

    happiness to you and jack as well

  4. I'm so sorry about everything. You have an amazing story though and this will all be used for good.

  5. May good friends be at your side today

  6. Natalie, God's grace is with you......He will lead you through this and you will be stronger and wiser!

    Ralph does sound like a sweetie.....surround yourself with good friends that will make your heart feel better!


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