I posted a few days ago...Im new here. I wrote a little bit about my friend Michael that killed himself last April. Today I wanted to vent about his parents.... when he died, his sister got in touch with me right away. I called his parents that night and offered my condolences. Not once did they ask if I was ok (being that I was the closest person to him in all his life) I didnt even care though, I realize they just lost their only son...I understood that. But then the next day I got a call from his father, telling me I was not welcome at his wake...that his mother was angry with me because I owed him money (? what the f that has anything to do with, i dont know...that was between me and him and I was paying him back slowly) and that my involvement with drugs (really?? id love to know what drugs i take....besides zoloft for depression, it would be news to be), basically that I was a piece of shit and not welcome at their sons funeral. I was to blame basically. The day of his wake, his mother called my cell phone, left me a voicemail saying that any money I owe her son should be paid back to her immediately. PLUS anything he has every given me, giftwise, shouuld also be given back to the family. She siad "i expect you to do the right thing". I ignored her call. About a month later, I come to work....only to find an email from Michaels AOL address (scared the crap out of me). His mom wrote to me, from HIS address (which I thought was sick) and wrote: "this family expects you to do the right thing and start making payments to us. you can pay us in installments beginning june 1st. its that simple. make the payemnts" We are NOT talking about a lot of money. I had already started making payments to him and after the way they treated me (refusing to allow me to the funeral, etc) there was no way in hell I was paying them a cent. MICHAEL HATED THEM!!!! They treated him like crap all his life!!!! I started making donations to the National Mental Health Association, in his name. THAT is how I will "pay him back".....If it can go to a good cause Id much rather do that than give it to those evil sick people. They wouldnt allow me to say goodbye to my best friend....I knew him better than ANYONE and now they have treated me like this, I will never share with them what I know about him. Thats all.... Just had to vent. Thanks.