If you’re a brother, and you have brothers, you know that there can sometimes be contention. Little fights and squabbles that pop up just because they can. This mom wanted to make sure everybody was staying cool after she had passed, so she put this clause in her will.
Each son got a third of the house (we assume with a classic duct tape down the middle of the room situation), and if they didn’t want to deal with it, they had to sell it on the cheap. If there are two brothers left and one of them wants to get rid of it, is that still only a dollar? The will didn’t say, as far as we know.
That Will Show Them
How DARE you give us cats! That would be one thing, but not letting them get rid of them? You do know you're still the parents in this situation, right? You can get rid of the cats. You don't have to follow your kids' rules, even if they are adults. By definition, you are also an adult.
Well, the parents got the last laugh here by leaving their spawn with nothing but the mangy beasts to take care of. All the expensive artwork and money went to other, more deserving people. If you want to get pets for your parents, make sure they actually want them, first.
The Lending Library
This lady is getting ready to share her most treasured possessions with the people she finds to be the most worthy. Books are personal, important items in a lot of people's lives, and it seems this lady has taken that idea to its logical extreme. Not only does she have an incredible collection, but she also has very specific instructions for who gets what volumes. That is a LOT of books.
You might think you have a pretty hefty collection, but there's almost no way you have two thousand books unless your house is wall-to-wall bookshelves. Are these paperback novels? First edition hardcover? Manuals for toasters and microwaves? It could be anything.
The Inheritance Included a Calculator, Hopefully
Dementia is a pretty sad disease, but only having the math be wrong by five percent is still kind of impressive. We're not sure why the granddad decided that the first male grandkid gets it – it might have something to do with dementia. Maybe he just really wants a grandson to play catch with or teach about tools or how to make crepes or something like that.
We wonder if the math problems stay in the will after the deceased has passed – is that the kind of thing that the recipients have to suss out?
Sometimes Grandmothers Can be Sneaky
There are plenty of grandparents out there who just couldn't spread the wealth around enough. Maybe they have too many grandkids, or maybe they have too much wealth for it to ever be fair. Of course, no one said you have to be fair, so she also made one specific granddaughter the executor, and paid out a little bit for a job well done.
We bet that this caused a couple of questions to come up, no matter how sneaky Grandma tried to be. These wills tend to get read pretty closely, especially by those who want something.