So, we argued back and forth...no surprise there. David assigned the purchase rights to the Radke Trust. With that, they wanted us to pay the fees related to the transfer of deed..that would be "no". So then came the issue of property. We'd been asked to submit lists many months prior to this and both mother and David had done so. You should have seen David's. Right. Nice list. He actually had a question mark next to the porch swing. (I built it 28 years ago). He would not be getting that!!
In a letter dated Dec. 9, 2008 to Mr. Meyer, Mr. Sturtz says.."As to the personal property and the requests of the sister, David Symons has no objection to her taking those items. Katy has requested a picture of her mother and father on skis, plus a barometer, and Mr. Symons has no objection to her taking the picture of the mother and a copy of the picture of father on skis.
Mr. Symons has no objection to the Lees taking the items which they indicate are theirs and Katy taking what she claims is hers. Those total some eleven items specifically mentioned. All other items are to stay with the cottage and if there is no agreement as to the disposition of the other items they are to be packaged up by a moving company and placed in storage pending auction".
Yeah right!!! Over our dead bodies. Of the items that we had listed as ours as well as some of the items we'd requested, he says...
"The primary items over which some individuals have some interest are:
1. OLD china in the front and back cottage;
2. Picture of Indian Chief:
3. A paddle made by an Indian Chief (hanging on the wall of front cottage) and;
4. An old rug, which apparently was appraised at approximately $6,000.00
Of those items Mr. Symons is suggesting that the Indian picture and paddle remain with himself, along with the couch in the back cottage. The china goes to sister Joe, along with the rocking chair, books, copy of the picture of Ben Symons on skis, round table and chairs in back cottage, Ben's fly rod and wish's picture.
Katie is to get her barometer, a copy of the picture of Ben Symons on skis and Stu may have the rug".
What??????? And who does he think he is??? Notice the spelling of names...earlier he had them right, later it was sister Joe and Katie. Phil never once got the names right. He mangled every one of them. So, there was clearly going to be a big ole fight over the stuff. Lot's of stuff. Plans for scheduling a meeting were to come. Knowing that we were going up for Christmas, they were playing with some dates between Christmas and New Year's. Yeah. That wasn't going to work out so good. Also, on David's request for injunction... the judge didn't get around to ruling on that one when he said he would. Usually, the motions were "taken under advisement". I'm sure there are many that were never ruled on. We'll see.....