90-year-old sends gay granddaughter STI pamphlet on her wedding day
A 90-year-old grandmother sent her gay granddaughter a pamphlet on sexually transmitted diseases inside a sympathy card on her wedding day.
Another of her granddaughters sent a letter about the incident to agony aunt Amy Dickson in the East Bay Times, a newspaper serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
The letter, signed anonymously by “Unsure Grandchild,” said: “When my sister (who is gay) got married a few years ago, my grandmother was invited and chose not to attend.
“Instead, she sent my sister and her new wife a pamphlet on sexually transmitted diseases enclosed in a sympathy card. At that point, I was fully done with her, as was my sister.”
The letter calls their grandmother a “truly awful human being” and added: “She has alienated her entire family, including her five kids and multiple grandchildren.
“She’s lost countless friends and ruined relationships with those around her.”
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Despite her insulting wedding “gifts,” the 90-year-old grandmother began asking for money
Amazingly, the letter goes on to say the 90-year-old then began asking family members for money, including her gay granddaughter who is now happily married to a woman.
The writer of the letter wants to respond but doesn’t know how. They said: “I really want to respond and tell her what I think of her.
“The other part of me wants to show compassion toward someone near the end of their life. I certainly will not be giving her any money, but I feel that I should respond regardless.”
Agony aunt Dickinson suggested that “Unsure Grandchild” respond saying: ““Dear Gran, I received your letter.
“I’m genuinely sorry you are in this position. Unfortunately, I cannot be part of your solution. I hope you find peace during this part of your life.”