"I loved him, I took care of him. And he wanted to take care of me."
--Nidia Colon Thomas
Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me.
Today we welcome famous widow Nidia Colon Thomas wife of famous Alzheimer's making-the-news victim Howard Thomas to our JOY-ous club.
That's right Widows, the club what nobody wants to JOY-n.
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According to The Journal News 1/20/07, Nidia was a part of the "couple" who "in happy times shared...a small house in Mahopac before Howard Thomas' death six months after their wedding."
On the surface, it would seem Nadia was a bad woman. But...
There's history to Nadia and Howard.
They met in the Bronx while he was a principal at I. S. 74.
Howard was a widower, Nadia a widow. She worked as a security guard.
They dated all through the 1980's, never seeing a need to get married. Until...
In 2000, Howard was diagnosed with Terminal Cancer...
The claim is that, "Thomas wanted to be certain that she was taken care of after he was gone."
"The family" which consists of an attorney from the west coast, along with a 1/2 sister, and 2 children from previous marriages of the deceased have united to get back what they believe rightfully belongs to them.
Sounds like sour grapes to me.
After 5 years of haggling through the courts, they have succeeded in having their dead father's last marriage to the woman who loved him, took care of him in failing health, married him, and more, annulled.
Nadia is ordered to pay back all inheritance to the estate, to the lawyer, and the two surviving other children *the 1/2 sister died during all this haggling* that Howard had from his previous marriages.
Shame on them.
It's all a matter of "he said/she said" depending on which news report you choose to side with.
But honest, if these kids were aware their dad was in such poor ailing health when he got married, where were they then?
Charles Campbell, San Francisco Lawyer and son says, "My father never wanted to get married, that's why he never did, and by 2000, he had Alzheimer's so bad, he had no idea what he was doing."
One question Mr. Lawyer: If dad was "so bad" where were you? With all your legal knowledge and expertise, why is it you waited until after he was dead to sue? Why didn't you take action to protect your(?) assets when he was first diagnosed?
Lawyering is easy when you are one; A helpless vulnerable widow woman is easy prey when she's grieving a dead man taking a dirt nap.
Nidia says, I'm going to fight this, whatever I have to do!"
I say, you go, girl!
Q: What's a pickle's all time favorite musical?
A: Hello, Dilly!
"Today let's ignore the stupid smelly bus. Let's cover our ears and hold our noses and pretend it's not there."
--Junie B. Jones
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen.
Write something. Write about the stupid smelly bus. Write about Hello, Dilly. Write about sour grapes.
Just do it.
I dare you.
Have a JOY-filled day Widows. And remember, we're not alone.