15. Dead snakes all over the place.
“My grandmother murdered my grandfather. Pushed him into a doorknob.
We wouldn’t think this, except that the night before he died she called the entire family out because she said she was ‘worried’ about him. When we got there, he seemed to be in as good of health as he had been in the last five years, but the next morning we got a call that he had ‘fallen’ in the bathroom and hit his head on the doorknob. Note that she had been tortuous and cruel to him for the entire marriage, but especially the last five years or so before his death.
In the hospital, the doctor shared his concerns that her story didn’t really make sense, but we didn’t really want to see her in prison at 72, so we just let everything slide.
Fast forward to the day of the funeral. As my grandmother is leaving the house, there’s a dead rattlesnake on her doormat. Weird enough, but that shit happens out in the country. She calls my uncle and he gets rid of it.