Just wanted to say that he is my uncle and is very elderly, and I know a lot of people have said "Cut him loose" but I don't want to leave him alone at Christmas just because he has a weird speech that comes out every so often. I'd rather try to remind myself that I just can't take any notice of his ramblings. It's not like I have to see him much - and yes, he can be a bully, and I can't explain his treatment of his family. But he has done nice stuff for me in my life. Once, I was working in a kitchen when I was 16 in the school summer and this chemical they always used made my hands peel. He told me to quit the job and gave me some money to make up for the lost wage as he didn't want my hands to suffer. Another time, I needed extra tuition in French to get into college, and he arranged for that with a French professor he knew, and another time he gave me a rabbit which my parents wouldn't let me have, so it lived at his house. He has been nice to me in the past. It's a pity he has to behave this way now.