DEAR ABBY: My husband’s sister passed away in 2013. Her husband, “Roger,” joined her in heaven three months ago.
There are pictures in their house of my husband’s family (parents, grandparents) that he would like to have and that are of no interest to Roger’s family since they never knew those relatives. Not knowing the etiquette for asking for items after a person’s passing, I asked several people who had lost close family members when a respectful time to ask would be. They all said that two weeks should be fine.