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S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com>

To:Colette Hilliard

Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 6:58 PM

I found a 25 year pin and a 50 year pin. Mom has a dozen new Land’s End pants XL, Land’s end shirts and heavy cotton sweaters. These are all relatively new. Would you be interested in them? What about a dozen or so nightgowns, not so new Lots of jewelry but not of much monetary value. 

S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com>

To:Colette Hilliard

Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 9:37 PM

The only reason you need a death certificate is to contest the will. And you want me to hand it to you. 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 8:04 PM Colette Hilliard <coco71103@yahoo.com> wrote:

Can you please send me a copy of the death certificate

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 06:46:29 PM CDT, S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

ok. I don’t have a death certificate or ashes yet. It may take awhile to send your money. 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 7:04 PM Colette Hilliard <coco71103@yahoo.com> wrote:

No will only give it to the executor

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 05:02:46 PM CDT, S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

Why not? Do they want money to make a copy?

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 4:57 PM Colette Hilliard <coco71103@yahoo.com> wrote:

You are wrong they would not give me a copy

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 02:17:41 PM CDT, S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

You can get an official copy of the will from Jay Sherrel Smith & Braddy in Fitzgerald, GA

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 2:54 PM S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

You are very wrong. The house sold for $175,000. Mom received $164,000 after paying the realtor. The will says everything is at my discretion. I do not want to deal with you any further. I am livid. 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 2:41 PM Colette Hilliard <coco71103@yahoo.com> wrote:

The copy of the will I saw in 2010 when I took care of Mom said that the sale of the house would be divided equally between her two daughters. The house sold for $250,000. Can you please provide me with a copy of the will

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 08:22:35 AM CDT, S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

Mom’s money manager, David, says mom has an IRA of $14,000. I will have him transfer this to you. I need your bank information. You can also have the jewelry and whatever else you want if you meet me halfway. I cannot send mom’s jewelry through the mail. I have no idea of the value. There is so much, including 12 piece sterling set. I am giving everything belonging to the Jackson family to Mary. This jewelry has only heirloom value. All the expensive pieces were stolen.

S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com>

To:Colette Hilliard

Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 6:27 PM

You are very very illogical. You know nothing about me. I know that you are making a big salary, have a pension, and a house. I am not responding to your silly accusations. I will respond to your lawyer. I always worked. I spent $90,000 of my savings the first eight months I came home from Saudi Arabia. I will be glad to give your lawyer an itemized list. If you keep up the hatred, I will not deliver your items to you.

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 5:55 PM Colette Hilliard <coco71103@yahoo.com> wrote:

Remember I took care of Mom in 2010 and nursed her back to health when you were in Saudi Arabia, and I would never force the decisions you made on her Shades of what Harriet did to Grandma you learned just how to do it

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 03:18:44 PM CDT, S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

You didn’t answer my question. Do you want to cash in the IRA? You have no idea what mom’s expenses were. I didn’t take a penny of her money for three years. I never bought a thing for myself. I had no health insurance but I took mom to four doctor appointments a month, manicure and pedicure every month, hair salon, church, women’s luncheons, and over ten hospitalizations and several surgeries. I bought her new clothes every three months, but you lecture me about conscience. Just stop the ridiculous accusations. I lost three years of salary, bought two houses, etc. 

I just told you that you can have whatever you want. The nude in the bedroom was always yours. It is ready to go along with the artist picture. Now, you have made me realize that I have to photograph and document everything I give you. 

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 4:01 PM Colette Hilliard <coco71103@yahoo.com> wrote:

Sure, if that’s all you are willing to share with me, I don’t understand how you did it got her to sell the corvette, sell the house and sell everything in the house that Dad collected, and then I suppose you have your name on the bank account so you get all the money, you will have to live with your conscious, Sure, I will take anything you want to give, Since I asked Mom several times what she wanted me to have and she would never say anything, I wanted the cross titch but I suppose you sold all that I wanted the sewing machine and the silver and the genealogy, I am a Hilliard and I am part Jackson I do not understand why you are giving the genealogy to Mary, Do you have my books that I completed? Sure, keep running, I never understood why you told Mom so many lies, Mom always told me I could have the nude in the bedroom 

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 02:45:27 PM CDT, S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

Do you want to cash in mom’s IRA and receive the money? Or do you want to assume the IRA and see what happens? Right now, it is less than $14,000. It recently lost money. If you cash in, you will have to pay income tax on the money next year. 

I do not have a copy of mom’s will or my own. I have looked everywhere. How could everything disappear? When I am allowed to travel, I will get a copy from the lawyer. They won’t send it by mail. 

Uncle Dick sent me a letter he received from the president of Ohio Wesleyan about mom. It is very nice. It has been very difficult living here without mom. I want to move elsewhere. I will rent the truck when I am able to travel because I am very used to moving and driving trucks. You just need to get someone to help us move it in your apartment. Do you want the adjustable bed platform? It is super heavy. Do you want the huge gold, red, blue nude painting from the living room? The umbrella picture was damaged by water in the shed. I will try to restore it here. 

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 4:33 PM Colette Hilliard <coco71103@yahoo.com> wrote:

Are you going to give me a copy of the will?

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 02:17:41 PM CDT, S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

You can get an official copy of the will from Jay Sherrel Smith & Braddy in Fitzgerald, GA

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 2:54 PM S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

You are very wrong. The house sold for $175,000. Mom received $164,000 after paying the realtor. The will says everything is at my discretion. I do not want to deal with you any further. I am livid. 

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 2:41 PM Colette Hilliard <coco71103@yahoo.com> wrote:

The copy of the will I saw in 2010 when I took care of Mom said that the sale of the house would be divided equally between her two daughters. The house sold for $250,000. Can you please provide me with a copy of the will

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 08:22:35 AM CDT, S H <hilliardsharon3@gmail.com> wrote:

Mom’s money manager, David, says mom has an IRA of $14,000. I will have him transfer this to you. I need your bank information. You can also have the jewelry and whatever else you want if you meet me halfway. I cannot send mom’s jewelry through the mail. I have no idea of the value. There is so much, including 12 piece sterling set. I am giving everything belonging to the Jackson family to Mary. This jewelry has only heirloom value. All the expensive pieces were stolen.


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March 13, 2022 at 6:49 pm

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New apartment

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I moved 1,233 miles for a new job. I wasn’t offered relocation assistance so I chose to assume someone else’s lease sight unseen and buy all her furniture for $2,000.00. I packed a carry on and flew to Lebanon, New Hampshire. It’s so different here there are no Ubers. I spent one night in a hotel and then arrived at my new studio apartment on a Sunday. It’s so strange walking into a finished apartment that someone else furnished. I’ve never met Tanuja and I know nothing about her. But living in her space was very weird. I don’t eat Tofu or Quinoa but she had left some and I don’t have a car so I ate it I was hungry. She left garbonzo beans. She left Sabatino Tartufi a truffel spread that was spicy hot but very good. There were egg whites in a milk carton I’ve never bought those before. She had a case of garbanzos beans I’ve made humus every week for three months trying to use it up.

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March 8, 2022 at 11:33 pm

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Navigating Clinical Research in a post-COVID-19 World

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March 2020 My mother is in the hospital dying and my sister has power of attorney and is not letting me see her or even talk to the nurses. I had volunteered to man the first aid stations in New Orleans during Madri Gras who would know we were entering a lockdown during covid. I was doing orthopaedic surgery clinical trials and suddenly I had to change all the protocols with the IRB and submit all the new guidelines. I had to fed ex the questionnaires to subjects and spend alot of time on the phone going over their responses. Then the coordinator that I had trained suddenly submits that she has passed the SOCRA exam, an exam you have to prove that you’ve worked as a coordinator for two years before you can take it, so I looked at her CV and she put she has 3 years of experience, She would barely come into the office and she never did much of the work, then suddenly I am told my contract has ended and she is now the coordinator. I think there should be a rule of nepotism that if your husband is a resident in the program you shouldn’t be allowed to work in the same department but who am I?

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April 24, 2021 at 11:04 pm

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Hattie Phillips Davis

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May be an image of 3 people and people smilingSaturday, January 1, 1938

The New Year was a beautiful warm sunshiney day. We had no activities at the camp just visited with different friends One can scarcely believe that the holidays have come and gone and here we are well on in the year 1938.

Everything is green and flowers are beginning to bloom.

Sunday January 2, 1938

We went to the Christian Church to SS and morning service. We liked this church better than any other in McAllen

The minister Revt Dryer a very promising young fellow. This is our last Sunday in McAllen. We have attended Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Nazarene Churches. As a whole people here are more religiously inclined than other places we have been in. Another Traila-a-Home came into camp the only one like our own we have seen. It was bought in Chicago.

Monday January 3, 1938

As this will be only a few days before we plan to go on to Mexico City we did our washing. Began raining in P.M. and we had a time getting the clothes dry. Had alot of callers this P.M. Everyone is so nice we really will miss them when we travel on. Teddy has been a great favorite in this camp everyone loves him.Geo. N and Leslie took trailer to garage put on heavy Seiberling truck tires and had electric heater adjusted.

Tuesday January 4, 1938

It rained all night and all day a lot of wind everywhere. We are expecting to start tomorrow to Mexico City. Hope it stops raining. Leslie took down the tent and packed everything today. I baked oatmeal cookies and cake roasted a chunk of beef for our lunch tomorrow. Went to grocery store and bought supplies to take along. Went to the Mexican Council and signed passport papers to cross into Mexico. Everything all set to go.

Wednesday January 5, 1938

Mr. Boouersoy and Mr. Van-denWaals started for Laredo in the rain. Rained hard all day we decided to wait until rain stopped. They were to wait two days for us at Monterrey.

Thursday, January 6, 1938

Sun shining this morning so off we go on our way to Laredo where we cross the Rio Grande River for Mexico City. All of our friends came out to bid us a safe journey as we would not be seeing them again. We arrived  at Laredo about 5pm a distance of 218 miles. Laredo, Tex. is 2/3 Mexican population and it seemed to us like we were really in Mexico. Parked at a Sinclair Filling Station for the night.

Friday January 7, 1938

Having our passports all signed we were not long paying toll and crossing river where the Mexicancustom officers inspected our trailer and car. We had been told not to take any citrus fruit or firearms with us. Leslie put his hunting gun in storage and we squeezed all our fruit into juice and out it into the icebox. We had thought the inspection would be a dreadful ordeal. Thou the officers were very courteous and as we were not carrying suit cases and traveling bags they just came inside the trailer and asked a few questions never opening any drawers or cupboards. They waved us on and bid us a do. The first 150 miles to Monterrey Mexico was thru a level dessert country nothing to see but sage brush and now and then a few Mexican mud huts. We reached Monterrey at 2:30pm where we found the Bowersox and Vandee Waal families in the Reginal Touristie Courts. The rest of the day we saw the city with a government guide who took us to points of interest. Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico and is becoming quite modern. The ways of the city with narrow streets and Spanish architecture looked ancient enough to us. In the resident section the buildings set out to the side walk with iron bars over all the windows. Each having a patio one court at the center. The house is built around this patio and this is their garden as the have no porch. lawns tropical trees beautiful flowers blooming here. The homes in the American colony was as our homes with lawn in front. High on a hill stands an old structure or I might say the ruins which was called the Bishops Palace. It was first a cathedral then a fort in all the rebellious and conquests of Mexico. Zachary Taylor  Garcia Conde was stationed here for 17 days and built a lookout in which was entered by a secret passage a tunnel 3 1/2 miles long went to the Cathedral downtown which the people use to go to church when the Indians were hostile. The city has many small parks. An old Mexican custom is for the unmarried ladies to promenade around these parks several evenings a weeks with a band playing and the young men on the side lines looking on. When he see a lady who who strikes his fancy he approaches her and they are introduced so this goes on until all the best looking ones have been chosen We were taken into the Governors Palace and shown the different room which were fitted with carved furniture and tapestry.

Saturday January 8, 1938

Saturday morning the two trailers of us started on the Seana Mts. to our right. We got our first mountain climbing today. Could not see Sadddle Mt. for the clouds were to low. Saw many interesting sites scenery ever changing and the beautiful mountains always just right. Cattle and burrows were along the road at large. Burrows and oxen carrying all the loads. Sat. night we camped at a filling station in a real Mexican village. The Sinclaire attendant was very pleasant and spook good English.

 

Sunday January 9, 1938

Started Sun morning at 8am some Mt. climbing within 10mi of Thomas & Charley a tire blew out on the trailer. Changed to the spare tire for the pontiac and drove on to the town. Mr. Boersox was quite ill Mr. VandelWaal driving. All along the way the scenery was changing. Most all the population Indians. The vegetation is very green and luxuriant. Little patches stretched up along the Mts planted is corn and other vegetables. Banana and other tropical vegetation abundant. The day just ideal. No place to go to SS and church this morning to think we are now in the Torrid Zone. My conception of Torrid has always been hot and sizzling. Up to 12 noon it has been very pleasant but as we have now stopped for lunch it is very hot. This town just alive with natives all barefoot but wearing the large Mexican Hats. The highway is fine. Sunday is market day the natives come for miles back in the mountains to exchange that they have for things they need. They nearly can carry the load.

Monday January 10, 1938

This morning with a White Cap Guide we went to PO where a letter from both Nora and Janet awaited us. One an air mail they both reached Mexico City in four days. The next stop the Governor’s Palace called Chapultepec and the beautiful parks that surrounds it by the same name. The present the new President does not live there but in another town. This Palace has been turned into a Museum completely furnished. Maximilian and his Consort lived here six months and entertained lavishly.  Diaz reigned and lived here 35 yrs but was compelled to leave in 1913 during a rebellion. This castle was started in 1410 on what was called Grasshopper Hill completed in the 17 century. The American Flag once floated over the Palace. When the American Army was approaching five boys about 14 yrs old climbed to the dome and wrapped the Mexican Flag around them so the Americans could not take it down then jumped to the ground Announcement with their names stands on the spot where they met their death 1847. Now lunch time we at at Sauboris a thorough American cooked food dinner for two pesos or 3-5 cents in American Money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 10, 1938 Monday

Xochimilco is an Indian village fifteen miles from Mexico City where the floating gardens are found. Some two hundred years ago the earth was actually floating. The soil is very fertile and has now lodged in small islands lagoons dividing them. This was a wonderful sight. The Venice of Mexico. Hundreds of Gondolas on the water taking passengers on the canal for a 2hr ride past the most fertile stretches of three islands covered with all kinds of flowers, such as violets, pansies, carnations, marurites french daises called lithris  and many others also vegetables. Indian girls were selling these from a Gondola as we were riding along. Also other boats with natives taking pictures of us and also others with musicians coming along side of our Gondola wanting to play for a few centavoas which is 3cents in our money. Altogether it made one feel like floating along the Nile River in Egypt everything was so oriental. Stopping for a few minutes on the bank one was swamped with beggars and some selling everything numerous things Also some of the Gondolas were floating restaurants the Indian women making their bread and cooking other kinds of their foods trying to sell it to you.

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July 28, 2017 at 9:16 pm

relationships

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Well Dan left in the 18 wheeler without asking if I had enough money, food, gas, he never considered how I would eat. When he called at night it was all about him, did he receive his birth certificate in the mail. The load wasn’t paying enough, he has to go to Port Charlotte instead of Jacksonville alot farther and he is not paid more for gas. He never asked about my day, what it was like to be alone? Then when I confronted him about it he says “Just forget it” He is tired of it??????

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May 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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Lifeguard

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Today was my first day on the job as a lifeguard. It’s not very glamorous. I was cleaning toliets and showers.

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May 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm

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Lifeguard

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I accepted a job as a lifeguard for $7.25/hour. I have been unemployed for three months. I have a masters of science degree in Health Services Administration. But have never gotten a job in administration. I haven’t made this amount since 1991. So in twenty years I circle back to the same salary.

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May 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

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Interracial relationship

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I have been dating a black man for six years. My mother won’t even let him in her house. It would be interesting to hear from other people involved in interracial relationships.

It’s been 16 years now

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May 13, 2011 at 12:41 am

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