Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Daddy's Little Girl
So the case of the missing Col ( Not me god dang it!) gets curiouser and curiouser as they say in Wonderland.
Paul Tate was cremated.
Paul Tate DID want to be buried at Holy Cross.
Debra apparently claims she wanted to give him a proper military funeral, which she didn't.
Allegedly to some she claims she put the ashes in a park bench so she could sit with him every day- you know because of of her love for him and all.
The root cause of the problem is that when Paul Tate did his will leaving most everything to the grandkids, he neglected to do a health care power of attorney. That made everything automatically the responsibility of the direct next of kin- Debra. if she ever wanted vengeance, it was there to be had.
Col Tate's ashes sat at Whidbey Island Mortuary for five weeks because Debra refused to pay for the cremation services. Eventually money was withdrawn from the estate to pay for it and reclaim the ashes, according to sources.
There WAS a military funeral screduled for the ashes on June 17th 2005. Everyone, including Paul's girlfriend (you go boy!) who was 72 flew out for it. Then, according to people who were there, Debra cancelled it. Never signed some release form or something. The friends and relatives had a memorial anyway, a small affair. None of them know where the ashes actually are, except maybe for that park bench.
All of this comes from reports the Col has received.
So wow. Wow. I start out feeling bad for Debra and end up feeling bad for the grandkids who have to deal with an out there aunt.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. There is more to come. BUT, The Col asks one of these people, like Paige, who roam the internet praising Debra to come here and EXPLAIN this. The guy is dead and wanted to be buried with his family and is not. Why Debra, why?