A relative is near the end in the maternal line. I may opt out of that funeral as matters I left behind are there.
There comes a time a man walks and keeps going. The person is not my mother but a relative on her side. I will have to shelve a longstanding issue and remain silent.
I walked out on that group twenty years ago and kept going. Years later whatever was owed to me was offered. I told the relatives to keep it and never foul my presence with contact.
I likely will no show. I have kept my daughter away from this family and they are unaware of my life as Officer and father of the Sprite.
It is better to be your own man than to be a vassal.