I had an aunt like that too. There were a lot of problems when she was young, then she moved to Texas with her husband and 4 kids and there wasn't much contact for years. Then when she was in her 50's her husband walked out on her and her 4 grown kids washed their hands of her. They bought her a ticket and sent her to my grandmother in NJ.
Over the next 10-12 years she sucked every nickel she could out of my grandmother...who didn't have very many nickels to begin with. My grandmother had to move into a 2 bedroom apartment and my aunt, who had a job, was paying her $50 a week room & board. The $200 a month didn't even cover the difference for the larger apartment let alone her food and household supplies. Then my aunt had the nerve to complain that my grandmother wouldn't pay for HBO, buy her junk food etc. etc. She would buy nana gifts like gold earrings and inform my mother and I (in front of nana) that "when she goes, I get these back". I had a huge knock down drag out fight with her one day about how she should be sharing the expenses of the apartment...fell on deaf ears. What goes around comes around...when nana died, the rest of us broke all contact with her. Her one friend died about a year later and she spent the next 15 years a very lonely old lady.
Holly, Misty & their friend, Jake, the dog.
Onyx, Callie May, Maggie & Kobi forever in my heart.
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