As the election season draws near to us, as people desire to be our elected officials file for such office, we should bear in mind the officials should be truthful and trustworthy. The story I wish to share with you isn’t a pretty one but it needs to be told, so what happened to me doesn’t happen to you.
It all started with a disagreement between my mother and me. This happened in 2008. It was about my brother and sister coming to get money from my mother and not paying it back. I told my mother she should not allow herself to be an ATM machine, and she told me to leave. I left and I never returned. I was never invited back simply because I didn’t like what was being done to her.
In November 2010, she passed away and when her will was probated according to the terms, there were three provisions of her will applied to me. None of these were ever carried out. It was the duty of the clerk of superior court to make sure the provisions were carried out. In the end, the whole thing was run by lawyers and administrators of the estate, who were my brother and sister who were getting money out of my mother. Clearly, the clerk of superior court was not doing his job.
For the last 14 months, I have tried to see the clerk of superior court but he’s never in. I’ve been there morning, noon and afternoon, and he’s just not there. Anson County does not need a clerk that does not show up for work and dodges people like me.
In the end, I’ve received $3,006, which is a far cry from what she received from me in the 23 years after my father died. My mother got over $1110,00 and to anyone who says I wasn’t a good son to my mother, I say to them, prove it.
Harold W. Skipper