Sunday, September 21, 2008

Being Of Sound Mind

I get one of these "I'll be dead soon" hand-written wills ONCE A YEAR since the day I left home for college. I was truly taken aback to count the more than TWENTY I'd collected. This one highlights the official notary seal of the State of Nevada. Please tell me this isn't normal. Please.

To Whom It May Concern-
This being my last will-I leave everything I own-bank accounts included to my son-& I appoint him executor of my will.
If, God Forbid, he pre-deceases me, I then leave everything to my grandson-
Being of sound mind, I sign this-

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M. C. Valada said...

If it isn't properly witnessed, it may not be enforceable. You ought to tell Mama she may be doing you a disservice.

No, this is not normal.

don't eat sushi said...

Man...I am SO glad you agree with me. A friend of mine at work made me feel like I'm taking this too far. He suggested that wills are a normal thing for parents to think of when children are involved! Well, of course they are, I added. But THIS ISN'T NORMAL TO GET IN THE MAIL EVERY YEAR!!!!

mary ann said...

I'm way late to the party, but my mother even travelled with hers. The living will and the last will. She'd read it aloud anytime she could trick my sister and me into being in the same room with her and "the purple folder". Nothing says Christmas morning like a mother reading her will to her teenaged daughters.

don't eat sushi said...

Wow, Mary Ann. I can hear the re-write now...
"But I heard her exclaim, ‘ere she drove out of sight,
"Happy Last Wills to all, and to all a good-night!"