Dear Abby: Late mother's surprising lifestyle comes to light


DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law, "Agnes," always came across as very religious and morally upright. She recently died of dementia. My husband was executor of her estate, so we had to go through all of her things.

My husband discovered a small binder tucked in the back of his mother's lingerie drawer. He looked through it and was shaken. Apparently, his parents enjoyed wife-swapping, and Agnes took notes detailing her activities. My husband hasn't mentioned it since, and has left it to me to deal with. I have no idea what to do with it, but we certainly won't share it with his deeply religious brother or our son.

I don't feel it'll benefit anyone to keep it. There is no one I can discuss this with, and it's not a subject my husband wants to talk about.