Names are the kind of thing that has a lot of emotional weight to them, but it’s not often one is regulated so much in a will. Only one of the three children was allowed to name a grandchild after the mom and went into great detail about exactly why the other two sons weren’t allowed to do so.
However, the story goes on to say that the person who related this story talked to an attorney about it, and there’s no way this clause would be legally binding. There’s really no way to stop or force people from naming their children certain things. See George Foreman.
Yeah, you're in my will. I mention you by name. This is another example of the classic tactic of making sure a person is named in the will (sometimes with a nominal inheritance like a dollar) so that the person can't dispute it, saying obviously the deceased would mention them – no matter how awful that person was to the deceased in real life.
This person, however, really just thinks it will be a lot of fun to have the people present hear their name and get nothing. Less than nothing. But, hey, you're in the will. That's got to count for something.
When a Numismatist Passes
A numismatist is someone who collects coins (Another new word you have learned today). This coin-collector had huge sacks of change to disperse to all of his loved ones, and they weren't sorted or anything. There's no doubt some of these little pieces of circular metal had some value to them, but most were worth the amount stamped on them.
However, someone who collects so many coins is going to have some cool ones, such as a coin from what appears to be WWII Germany. We'd love to see what kind of metal bits each person was able to walk away with.
Read the Fine Print
All of the details of this will are quite in-depth and complicated, but it displays a certain amount of wit, humanity, and cheeriness on the part of the grandmother. She left a treasured beer recipe to one of the granddaughters since she has the best penmanship.
She also left some extra instructions to that same granddaughter, stating that she should reduce the potency of the recipe due to the uncle's desire for a strong drink. Uncle Teddy was, the story goes on to say, still there to hear the statement, and had a good laugh about it.
Garbage in, Garbage Out
The dad might have spent eighteen years telling this will-writer to take out the garbage, but it looks like he or she is going to have the last laugh. Fathers and children don't always get along, but this seems like there is some extra backstory. We'd love to know it, but alas.
It's interesting that this person thinks the father will live longer than he or she will, but it might just be part of covering all the bases. What would make this even better is to fill the kitchen trash can with the grossest, stinkiest stuff if you know your time has come.