AS I SEE IT: Sharing a lifetime’s worth of secrets with trees
The men and their crew are gone now — the same men who were here two weeks ago pruning my backyard trees, removing three of them and grinding down their stumps. I hate when that has to happen. I love my trees. I wish the men and their crew weren’t coming back today to take down and grind up the big Maple in my front yard. “It’ll give you a lot more light when it’s gone,” one of them said. “You’ll like it.” He was wrong. I didn’t want more light. I wanted my Maple tree.
ASK A LAWYER: Determining inheritance from mysterious great-uncles
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly series of columns written by attorneys at Lester, Loving & Davies law firm in Edmond.
Many people at some point in their lives will wonder whether they’re entitled to part of an estate of a recently deceased great-uncle or aunt who was single with no children. It is a perfectly natural question that eventually occurs to most of us. At least those of us fortunate enough to outlive a miserly great-uncle who lived like a pauper and hoarded all of his pennies into millions of dollars. Not that we’re glad he’s gone.
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