Have you wrtten a will? I did so tonight, for the first time.
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
September 13, 2021 10:24pm CST
I had forgotten that I'm getting old. I finally wrote a will tonight. It as inspired by the fact that my own brother would not support me when my Facebook account was hacked. My Brother. A real-world friend posted a massage on my old account, letting my frustrated Facebook friends know that I had been hacked, and that they could not contact me. I was inspired and wrote a will within an hour. If I die tomorrow, I want those who have been good to me to inherit what I have accumulated over the years. I may have to fly up to Montana to retrieve my truck. Such a venture might require a "puddle jumper" to get from Great Falls to Lewistown. I think I would would survive, but I decded it was time. Have you written a will?
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I don´t need a will here. In my country whatever you have goes to next to kin and you can only dispose of 1/4 of what you leave. In my case, I want to leave everything equally to my 2 daughters. Before I die, I hope to have enough presence of mind to give some things to my nearest friends.
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@TheHorse I have done some part ... like what to write to my little sis. I also have a couple of properties in dispute. :( Until those get cleared, who should get how much is hard to figure out. I will have to ask advocate if I can draft a will with if conditions. LOL I sincerely sincerely hope nobody writes anything to me. I have a bunch of relatives who will end up taking all that. I would in process lose goodwill at their end (the ones who write anything to me). I have more than enough by Sai baba's grace. It would be enough for my lifetime. It would be enough to repay all my dues. It would be enough for some charity. It would be enough to give to people I care about. The good will is needed ..kinda ..if relatives deny me everything I have, the good will will sustain me some. So yes, I have told a couple of friends who would have written something to me, not to do so, instead tell their families to check on me in my old age, and help me as and when needed.
No, but I should. Right now everything would go to my parents, which means my brother would get my mothers part and I'm not very interested in that really. And when my parents die, he is my nearest kin. I should also write one of those "what happens with my stuff if I lose my mind", can't remember the name. But, I should also finish the lecture I'm going to in two hours. Right now, that's more pressing. The question is, should we shake things before or after we discuss electronics?
• Walnut Creek, California
@Torunn OMG! Interesting! My guess is that it does. Shaking it uses up energy. My guess is that some energy is transferred to the water. Is it heat energy generated by friction with the side of the container? That "begs" the question: What if we shake water in a frictionless "container"?
Yes, I wrote a will and it was a very long time ago. We traveled together all the time, you can die even when you are young, so it was a lot better to be prepared. I also wrote clear instructions what to do in case I become a "vegetable" and what to do of my body after I have gone.
@TheHorse Wow... I would like my kidneys, heart, skin, eyes, etc., whatever is functional and not useless to be SOLD. The proceeds to be given to some charity. The skin to be donated to acid attack or burns victims. The reason I say sold is, when we donate here, I am not sure, doctors and hospitals are not selling it to other parties effectively making monies from my donation.
@TheHorse Why did you not ask me for help instead of your brother? You have already labeled me as pest ... I would do that pest work for ya..LOL. You my friend are always welcome to come to India. As I said, bring your Guitar along...play music till I doze off.
@TheHorse Long ago, I advised you to keep record of your property taxes. Have you? Back then, I got ulcers thinking did I shake up a hornet's nest, did I do something wrong, did I create a rift between brothers, have I worried you too much that you are not getting any sleep. All such fearsome thoughts plagued me.
• Walnut Creek, California
Yeppers. It's kind of sad that my brother's selfishness led me to start it (I haven't finished it), but we get our motivation from diverse sources. Most of my short stories, songs, and poems have been written after I experienced something troubling. If I gen run over by a truck today, he would get everything I've saved for my retirement.
• Wapello, Iowa
Wills are so 2020, so I wrote a Won't. Won'ts are to Wills kind of like what Anti-Matter is to Matter. But not exactly. They're basically a list of things you will not tolerate in the next life. The big advantage is that they are far more legally binding than Wills.