OK, this one is not about Evil JB, but about her decendents other than hubbie.
Hubbie graduated with a second degree from community college a couple weeks ago. He invited his sister to come. He'd have invited others, but did not have enough tickets, but he did send them announcements.
He also invited my parents and his best friend. He found out who his real family is. My parents and his best friend. That is who showed up.
Not a word from his sister, nieces, nephews, or family.
I am not surprised at that.
What did surprise me is that yesterday, an invite came in the mail to great-nephew's high school graduation. Great nephew being SIL's grandson. Great nephew is not in our lives. Hubbie sees him once a year when he crashes his nieces house on Christmas Eve. Until now, their family has never made an effort to reach out to us.
Now this is an accomplishment as he is the first person since DH to graduate high school. Hubbie parents and sister did not graduate. Hubbie graduated in the 1970s. None of SIL's 3 kids graduated high school. Nephew is graduating because niece happened to get a college educated man to get her pregnant then later to marry her. (Niece got pregnant with him when she was 16.) This nephew's influence was definitely from his father's family and not from his mother's, DH's family.
I do wonder why we got an invite? Is it a gift grab? Do they expect us to take out a day and go? (isn't happening, my own nephew is coming HERE to visit me that weekend)? Just being polite? I think the first maybe.
When I got the invite, I was a little confused. Nephew is so out of our life that the return address on the invite did not even ring a bell -- since it's niece's son, he has a different last name from the family. I actually thought that it was one of those invites that you get that's to an "inspirational seminar". You know what I mean, I'm sure. When it was for a high school, I first looked at the front to see if it was addressed to US or if I opened the neighbor's mail. Then I saw the city, and said OH, HIM.