Moms are nosy kinds, and we’ve come to discover that there are plenty who will continue this tactic even after their demise. This mom wanted her daughter to divorce her husband in order to inherit part of the estate, even though the woman was perfectly happy with her beau. Or not willing to divorce him, anyway.
As the story relates, it’s not legally enforceable for what is most likely a complicated legal reason. A will isn’t a legally binding contract between people, and even caveats are likely to be shot down in court. These things are complicated.
The Tree That Owns Itself
There are few will stories that are more uncommon than this one. Sure, there are plenty that deal with lots of money or those that resulted in big blowups, but how often is a tree deeded to itself?
As the story tells, if it was necessary there's no way this would hold up in court – trees can't legally own property, just to breach the surface of the issues – but it's been accepted anyway. The community had to create a special road to keep the tree in place, but they're okay with it.
Well, Needs Must
Since this is a famous case study, we have to imagine that the fender was treated as the legal will. How he managed to write it in the fender is beyond us – maybe he had a sharp tool or a pen with him. He might have written it with mud, or with...another liquid.
We guess if you're dying before your time and you have to write a will, you're going to do it in any way you can. Though it would be best to write it out beforehand so that the tractor can't exude any extra pressure on you. Leaving your entire estate to a tractor isn't even close to the weirdest thing we've seen here.
Just Go and Have Some Fun
There's lots of stuff that gets related inside wills, from burial wishes to inheritance and more. In this case, it turned out to be quite a bit more casual than some of the other things on this list. Right after this man was buried, he wanted his family to go to the zoo. That's all. Maybe it was because he – or they – loved the zoo, and wanted to make sure that they got to enjoy it one more time for him.
Or, maybe they all hated each other, and this was his last attempt to get them to reconcile their differences by doing something that is usually pretty fun.
If you really, really like your stuff, you want to make sure it goes to the right people. That will take some tough, thorough thought for a good number of the items. Of course, most of these items will be rather...unnecessary. Like in this story, which names things like a toilet paper holder or a magazine basket.
Some of those things will be quite well-liked, even if it's just because it's something the Grandma and Grandpa used to have. Some of them, on the other hand, will really just be some extra junk that is now taking up space in other people's homes. But that didn't stop this lady, nope.