As a child, I was oblivious to Uncle Len’s misfortune.
During a lifetime working on the land and loyal service to the landowner, he was promised, by his employer, the land and house in which he lived, would be left to him in his employer’s Will. Uncle Len never doubted this promise and in reliance, failed to make provision, should he be let down.
The trust he placed in that assurance of future inheritance, also took away his motivation to pursue other opportunities for better employment, training, or further education.
When his employer died, his Will left nothing to my uncle. He and my aunt had to leave the house which had been their home for decades, promised would be theirs one day. They did nothing further about the matter.
How radically different my uncle and…