Dissing your grandchildren

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a Jewish husband and wife were within their rights to disinherit any grandchildren who married outside the faith.

Said the story:

Four of their five grandchildren wound up marrying spouses who were not
Jewish and weren't allowed to inherit. Some challenged that in court,
arguing that wills shouldn't be allowed to interfere with people's
marriage choices based on religion.

Wow. As a grandparent, I don't know what to say.

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  • Dennis, I know what I'D say to this...we grandparents play a role in these lives, but hopefully the role is neither too controlling (because of our own values) nor too compliant (because children lately have an unfortunate habit of 'dumping' grandchildren)...the old golden-means the species has been seeking ever since the Greeks and Romans coined the phrase...if you know the answer here, kindly advise!

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