As a child, I was oblivious to Uncle Len’s misfortune.
During a lifetime of loyal service to the landowner, he was promised by the landowner, the land and house where he lived and worked, would be left to him in his employer’s Will. Uncle Len never doubted this promise and in reliance, failed to make provision, should he be let down.
The trust placed in that promise, also took away his motivation to pursue better employment, or buy a house.
When his employer died, his Will left Uncle Len nothing. He and my aunt had to leave the house which had been their home for decades, promised would be theirs one day. They did nothing further about it.
How different my uncle and aunt’s lives might have been, if I could have passed on my knowledge…