A whole lot of these stories have to do with the possessions that a person has accumulated over their life or their money. Few of them have to do with how to dispose of the remains, but here’s an example. Spreading the ashes in a certain place is actually quite a common, reasonable ask as long as it isn’t something like “on the moon.”
Then again, sitting down to a relaxing meal at the beach and seeing someone spread the cremated remains of a past guest is going to put you off your meal in a big way. We don’t know how this was dealt with, but hopefully, they waited until the restaurant was closed.
Throwing Everybody for a Loop
We're having a hard time wrapping our heads around how much work this must have been for both of these army vets. Instead of showing your family how to be neighbors and friends with someone you've gone through hell with, they pretended to hate each other whenever someone was within earshot.
The dedication. The nerve. And the REVEAL! How shocked both families must have been to find out that the men actually were quite fond of each other. How much we'd give to be a fly on the wall during those discussions. We'd remember the reactions for the rest of our lives. So would they, if we're being honest.
Time to Turn up the Heat
This pre-mortem will-reading turned into the roasting hour at the comedy club, and the grandmother was so proud of what she had come up with that she couldn't even wait until she had passed on for everyone to hear it. Was this a sneaky tactic to push her children to be better and make up for past mistakes? Or was it a heavy-handed crack at them after a lifetime of suffering through their nonsense?
We may never know. As the storyteller relates, all of the reasoning was quite fair – or at least perfectly legal for the will to include. Responsibility goes a long way, everybody.
Poetic, in a Way
Now here's a will we can get behind. This guy took the time to craft jabs straight to the heart of the two people that needed them the most, his wife and his son. He wasn't the cuckold he seemed to be, and he wanted his son to get to work and stop being a bum. Sentiments we can all agree with.
When you're writing your will, don't be crude – tell it like it is, but keep your language in such a way that tells the readers you were never someone they could easily take advantage of. Hit the lazy and the cheater where it hurts. They might just be able to turn their lives into something a little better.
You Want Twenty Dollars? Here are Twenty Dollars
What are twenty dollars between families? A lot, apparently, since this woman left her daughter the same amount that the aunt had pilfered. Was there any message relayed with the money? Something to remind the thieving woman why it was this amount and nothing more or less? We cannot say.
I'll give you all the twenty dollars you want, honey. We wonder what other elements of vindictiveness this woman included in her last will and testament. It would be impossible for us to guess. Let that be a lesson to you, Aunty. Maybe keep those hands to yourself.