It seems like this grandmother loved her grandchild quite a bit. A third of the life insurance? That’s pretty good. All the stuff in the house? Even better. The house itself? Now that’s a life-changing gift. Even if the grandchild doesn’t want the house, that could be hundreds of thousands of dollars to add to the bank account.
Of course, all that money will be to get away from the parents after the grandchild relays Grandma’s message about her son-in-law. We have no idea what happened to make Grandma think this way, but it must have been pretty bad. All the guy wanted was a table, but he can’t even have that.
A Last-Second Change
Writing up a will takes hours of hard work and tough thought, and there are plenty of ways to get it wrong on the first pass. That's why you do it before you're on your deathbed. This guy wanted to make sure that his most prized possessions were put to good use – if his son married a vegan, his smoker would languish somewhere, gathering dust.
That just wouldn't do! Make sure it goes to the daughter instead, since her entire family has a healthy appreciation for smoked stuff. Probably. They will after they start using the smoker, at least.
A Splitting Remark
This will is rather simple in its execution. Split up with that girl, and you get the house. Otherwise, it all goes to the church. That's it. That's all. There's nothing else. We wish we could know more about the backstories to some of these wills since we bet there is enough for a thrilling dramatic novel included here, but it would be pretty hard to distill all that info.
What could have happened in the past to encourage this sort of behavior? It could have been anything. Maybe Misses B just went to the wrong church. We hope that Mister A stuck with his wife. But maybe the relationship was already on the rocks.
A Priestly Payout
This man of God understood the power that money can hold over people. Maybe he had seen it during his time as a shepherd of men, maybe he had suffered from it himself. The revelation that he was giving a full grand away to anyone who honored him after his passing caused plenty of consternation to people who didn't have the mind to attend, with plenty of excuses coming after the fact.
We can only point out that this was exactly the priest's point – if you were only going to attend because you would get the money, you don't deserve the money.
Everything Left to be Said
This upstanding gentleman of a grandfather combined the best of both worlds when it comes to wills. Not only did he dish out the goods to a well-deserving grandchild, but he also left some harsh truths for a few other members of the family, including his girlfriend and what we can only assume is one of his own children.
In fact, for the grandchild to receive all of the amazing things grandpa left – practically enough for him to set up his own repair shop – there was a real, actual script to follow. Would this stir up some emotions? Sure, but that's exactly what Grandpa wanted.