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Would she be able to get much for her house if she sold it? Is she emotionally prepared to take such a step?

She won't sell it. We talked about that when dad passed. There is a military widows home nearby that she could move into. She'd have a small apartment to herself and they would only take 30% of her income (SS and survivor benefit). They don't take the widow's savings.

"But the house is paid for" she says. Also, she knows my brother would need to ask his kids for help, and until recently, he thought one of his son's was in that secret society that's out to get him.
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