Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn't be related. ~ J.C. Watts, Jr.
This quote perfectly describes how I feel about death and taxes right now. OK, so when your spouse dies, you are single, right? Which means that not only are you sad and grieving your spouse, but now you have to pay more taxes!
At least they call you single at the IRS, not widow. The first time someone called me that, I almost protested because it just didn't seem to fit me. It conjured up pictures of widows of the past. On our street in Sweden, back in the early 1950s, a woman lost her husband to a sudden heart attack. She dressed in black forever and wore a black veil, don't know for how long the veil lasted, but I do know she scared me.
With Mary at the nuns' place.
In blue jeans, with Rachael and the statue of St. Francis
Well, on second thought, maybe the IRS could have a box for widows to check and have it mean less taxes for us. Maybe?
If not, I'm with Snoopy: