A letter came in the post yesterday. I looked the the postmark and felt something rigid inside the envelope and thought - 'oh, it's a cd of photos from my uncle from our weekend in Dorset a couple of weekends back'. (Yet to be posted.) I then forgot to open it as it was under the e-on bill and only opened it this morning. To my surprise out came 2 old photographs, a short letter and a sizeable cheque. Eh? I read the letter, then read it again; and then a third time, this time managing to grasp the salient points. A great-aunt I didn't know had passed away. This lady was my dad's dad's sister - so my dad's paternal aunt. She; Joan, and her husband Ken had never had children and had bequeathed her estate to her nieces and nephews - of which my father was one and the lady who sent the letter another. (She's the 6 year old bridesmaid for them here.) In the event that any pre-deceased her - like my father did - it was to go to any children of theirs. Thus my 2 big sis's and I all received a cheque in the post.