Well, after getting the e-mail stating that "Thanksgiving Dinner was canceled due to circumstances beyond our control" by my In-Laws.... here's what has happened:
Kim got a call from one of her other relatives in Cincinnati and was advised that "THE DINNER at her Mom's was not canceled, and that a lot of the family attended.... and of course, got the Mother-in-laws side of the story as how poor Lisa was slighted, and that Kim was behind it all!
Rather than get into a pissing contest with her Mom, Kim just let it slide.
On Dec 7 and Dec 15th, both her parents had birthdays. As usual, Kim mailed them both Gift Cards for Olive Gardens.
Then, yesterday, we received an envelope from her Mom in the mail.
The envelope contained both birthday cards torn in half, restuffed in their envelopes along with the gift cards.
That really hurt Kim....as her Mom had intended. BUT.... more than that.... it really pissed her off!
So, any thoughts of Kim backing down from this latest "slight" is completely off the table.
The old woman is cutting off her nose to spite her face.... and my father-in-law ...and Kim's sister will be affected by it.
Each year, we went to Cincinnati for Christmas.... but looks like we won't be going up North this year!. We have been invited (and have accepted) Christmas Dinner at the home of the parents of our Son-in-law only about two miles from here.