I believe that people can do good things and be kind to others while also being a total jerk. There are plenty of stories about rapist, murders and just plain assholes who were described by friends, family and neighbors as such a friendly and nice person. I mean damn, the man who beat my mother up for years and molested me as a child was a church going individual who was well liked by many in the congregation. So, the fact that Jerry Lewis raised millions for charity doesn't in my opinion all of the sudden mean he was such an exceptional man.
What interests me most is that he didn't leave anything to his children. Nothing. I don't know exactly why but to me this seems real foul. For someone that for decades has been described as a funny man with a heart of gold apparently he had the last laugh. Nothing has come out as of the writing of this blog about his children and if they had a strained relationship. In fact the only pictures I found of him with his oldest ones were taken more than 20 years ago.
So what is it that makes a man or any parent for that matter choose to disown their kid? What goes through ones head and comes to the conclusion that although my blood runs through their veins, that they look like me and that God says they are a gift from him they are no longer worthy to be remembered within the pages of my last will and testament? What is it that could be the deal breaker? Is there something that ALL of the kids did that made him say that is unforgivable and not one of you nor your kids will ever receive anything from my estate whether monetary or material?
I can't even fathom that type of reality. What is inside of a person that they don't make an effort to solidify or maintain a relationship, even a broken one with their children? The man was 91, so time couldn't be an issue. They say life is short, but seems to me he was blessed with many more years than others. Hey but as our American society likes to reiterate I wouldn't understand because I'm not a parent.....