Thanks for responding. I really just needed to vent anonymously. I mean, how crass is it to whine to my friends about getting an inheritance? Talk about boorish. But I feel like a vulture. A very appreciative but bummed-out vulture. My sisters and I get a morbid laugh that my Dad-- ever the Republican and business major-- would have appreciated the fact that he died in the *one* year that Arizona didn't have estate taxes.
I appreciate all those who just read the post without responding as well. Thanks for giving these feelings a voice, however brief.
I love you, Dad: "Twist Forever!"