We could dive deep into some religious discussions here – is the state of your physical body important for any potential afterlife? – but we’ll leave that for the more learned masters out there. This lady chooses to give freely of whatever bits might help someone else, but not her eyes. She’s keeping those.
To be fair to the mother-in-law, there are quite a few times when an eye transplant can end up saving someone’s life – there are actually glass eyes that look almost exactly like the real thing. I should know, I have two of them.
I Need to Buy Some Birthday Presents
A will has a lot of potential for drama, as our entertainment so often tells us. Art became life in this story when the grandson of the will-writer discovered he has an adopted brother out there somewhere, much to his surprise. Why would Dad keep such a secret for so long? Well, it had been so long before the second son was born, maybe they had just decided it wasn't worth the confusion.
Maybe the adopted son proved to be not so nice – that would also explain why the adopted son didn't get anything in the grandfather's will. Still, there's always a chance this led to a family that came back together.
Getting the Last Laugh
The way we see it, the reveal of this will could be both the final scene in the movie or the very first scene in the movie. Family feuds are the things of legends sometimes, and something that ended in this way must have had an incredible build-up toward this finish. Still, it looks like dear old Dad got the better of his son at the end.
Death tends to be that way. While we might only be getting one side of the story from the will, it kind of looks like the son was not acting in the way of a gentleman, to put it lightly, and thus got what he deserved.
No Love Lost There
It's a sad fact of life that mothers and daughters don't always get along. Sure, some of them get along like a house on fire, but then there are those that are more likely to actually set the house on fire. This is one such example, with the mother of the equation refusing to give her daughter so much as a bent penny.
She didn't even want the daughter at her funeral – didn't even want the daughter to know she had passed until after she was in the ground. Things must have been cold to spend so much legal real estate making sure she got the point across.
The Tricks of the Trade
Grampa knew how to get ahead in business, and he was sure to pass on the tactics to his kin after he was gone from the Earth. Such family treasures are going to go to good use – this is the kind of tie that would also be a great addition to a stuffy wedding outfit.
Of course, the use in business is still quite an option, though there are plenty of other, far more ridiculous ties that you can find nowadays thanks to the internet. A bunch of pink elephants on a blue background seems almost quaint compared to some of the eye-popping options out there now. But still, a nice gift.