QUOTE (unicorn @ 16/12/2011, 02:56 PM)
I'm convinced of his guilt and he is a scumbag of the highest order, I'm sure he wouldn't have spared a thought for his victims regardless of their age or abilities. I picture my nanna at that age and she was so frail. Maybe DH is right, I'm too much of a softie.
My extended family buried a Holocaust survivor this year. I say extended because she was my aunt by marriage but I grew up thinking of her as a third grandma. She was very frail and she was very lonely in her old age because she didn't have the extended family and siblings and stuff the other older women in her retirement community had.
She was desperately sad that the other old women would ask her about her siblings/cousins. She hadn't had any for sixty years. Neither had her husband. He died when I was five. She never remarried.
She was quite old and frail too.
I'm imagining telling her that because somebody managed to not pay for sixty years that they deserve to have the same gentle retirement she does. After all, they're old now.
So are the families of their victims, the widows, the children? Might as well give them maybe a year of solace.