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Sheldonrs
03-29-2011, 03:25 PM
We have a donor who has been with us for a long time. She is 94 years old and fairly wealthy.
She was talking to one of my co-workers yesterday, telling her how she took all her children to Florida last year and not only did they not say thank you, they didn't remember her on her birthday!

She told CW that "If they don't remember her birthday THIS year, not only will she leave MAW her estate, she will give us all her jewelry too!

Teskeria
03-29-2011, 04:04 PM
Good for her! Just because you are an adult, doesn't mean you can forget your manners and your parents b-day. (And if you have a serious problem with your parents, then you don't go on a 'free' vacation with them!)

wolfie
03-30-2011, 12:02 AM
I hope she doesn't completely exclude them, but leaves them a token amount ($1 is usual). It's not unheard of for close relatives who've been excluded to challenge the will on the grounds that the person "forgot to put them in", and sometimes they win. If they're specifically mentioned, that avenue is closed.

Another thing (preferably in addition to the above) would be to write a letter of explanation, and have it kept with the will.

bainsidhe
03-30-2011, 12:57 AM
She can adopt me! I promise to be a doting daughter and all that jazz. And I'm sure I'd love Florida. :);) But seriously, I think it's terrific she's wanting to help out children in need.

fireheart
03-30-2011, 12:06 PM
I hope she doesn't completely exclude them, but leaves them a token amount ($1 is usual).

Another thing (preferably in addition to the above) would be to write a letter of explanation, and have it kept with the will.

"To my servant, You There, I hereby leave you a pittance, to be paid in instalments of 1/20th of a pittance." :lol:

morgana
03-30-2011, 01:34 PM
Don't even have to leave them a dollar. My will specifically mentions my ex-husband and his children. To the effect that none of them (by name) is to receive any benefit whatsoever from my estate.

So there. :p

Good on your donor, Sheldon!

Becks
03-30-2011, 04:06 PM
Good for her!!!

Tanasi
03-30-2011, 08:23 PM
Not to toot my own horn but today is my Mom's birthday and I called her to wish her a happy birthday. I also sent a card and it was one of those fancy musical card.

cinema guy
04-03-2011, 11:09 PM
To be fair, if she is 94 her children are probably in their seventies. They probably don't remember where they've put their teeth, never mind their mum's birthday! :)

protege
04-05-2011, 03:33 PM
She could always do what my late grandmother did to one of my cousins. Even though he was (and is) the "black sheep" of the family, she always sent him a check for Christmas, and a birthday card. But, after he got married, she usually sent gifts to his children. After several instances of not receiving a thank-you...she was pissed. So much, that the next holiday, she got even. I'm sure my cousin shit kittens when he received what she'd sent. Nothing in the box, but a smart-ass note wondering if the postal service still worked. I wonder where she got *that* idea :angel: