Have you wrtten a will? I did so tonight, for the first time.

@TheHorse (138354)
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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@marguicha (177361)
• Chile
14 Sep
I donĀ“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 (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Makes sense. I wonder who would want my record and CD collections!
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
What is meant by "dispose of 1/4"? I don't know that terminology.
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@Fleura (16786)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep
Do you mean that even if you make a will, you can only decide what happens to 1/4 of your assets and the rest goes to your next of kin?
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@noni1959 (8650)
• United States
14 Sep
I have a friend in Lewiston. Love the area. I just updated my will last week. There isn't a lot but what I have, I make sure what goes where. I have a living will too. Those are very important.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
What does a living will mean? Did you tattoo it on a friend's body?
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Do you mean Lewistown Montana? Or Lewiston Idaho? People often confuse the two.
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14 Sep
It is good to have a will so you know where your stuff is going.
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@prashu228 (36610)
• India
14 Sep
Will ..? It's too early...
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@DaddyEvil (54692)
• United States
14 Sep
I agree... we don't expect our teenage children to have a will here, either.
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@prashu228 (36610)
• India
14 Sep
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Good attitude. But a meteor can land on anyone's head at any time!
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@jstory07 (110237)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
I need to write a will but have not,
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
I didn't finish mine. I have to figure out what to do with my random "stuff" if a puddle jumper goes down in Montana.
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@vandana7 (86580)
• India
15 Sep
@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.
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@Torunn (8358)
• Norway
14 Sep
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?
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Oh goody! What aspects of electronics are you discussing?
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@Torunn (8358)
• Norway
14 Sep
@TheHorse How drawings of electrical cables with electrons moving might make kids think that electrons are huge and blue. We did the shaking first. Shake a thermos with water in and check if it gets warmer.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
@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"?
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@DocAndersen (49081)
• United States
14 Sep
we did 20 years ago, but we need to do so again. our circumstances have changed considerably since then. Plus I have the collectible socks I wish to leave to someone (no one in my family wants them)!
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
I need some new socks. I'll send you my information in a PM.
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@DocAndersen (49081)
• United States
14 Sep
@TheHorse i shall bequeath my socks to you. do you wish the holey ones?
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
@DocAndersen Will they get me into heaven?
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@LadyDuck (355537)
• Switzerland
14 Sep
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.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
My step-mother donated her body to science. The "rest of it" is buried in the town in which she grew up.
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@LadyDuck (355537)
• Switzerland
14 Sep
@TheHorse I thought to donate to the University, but I know that my husband could not stand to do something like that should he be still alive. So I decided to get cremated and have my ashes dispersed, no urns.
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@vandana7 (86580)
• India
15 Sep
@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.
@rakski (99454)
• Philippines
14 Sep
no. I do not have a will
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
I've always seen myself as "too young" for that sort of thing. But yesterday's events, and the fact that I might be flying in a puddle jumper soon, changed my tune.
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@rakski (99454)
• Philippines
14 Sep
@TheHorse that is good for you!
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@vandana7 (86580)
• India
15 Sep
@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.
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@peachpurple (13268)
• Singapore
14 Sep
Normall for asians, we would write a will for children or spouse, very rare for own siblings because we know that they are selfish lots
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Heh. My brother has always been selfish. I am somewhat "self-absorbed" (listen to my music! read my short stories!), but I tend to be giving to the point of being taken advantage of.
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@vandana7 (86580)
• India
15 Sep
@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.
@DianneN (236575)
• United States
14 Sep
Yes, twice. We also have a living will.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Is the living will about what to do if one of you becomes a veggie?
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@DianneN (236575)
• United States
14 Sep
@TheHorse Yep! Both of us.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
@DianneN Got it. I hope we all get to drink a Friday (or other--I'm not that discriminating) Martini (or should I have a Gibson?) together before we're all veggies
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@Fleura (16786)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep
Yes, although I need to update it. It's something that becomes more important if you have children, especially while they remain 'minors' as you can also appoint guardians etc.
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@DaddyEvil (54692)
• United States
14 Sep
You can "make your wishes known" in a will if there are minor children, but the court can disregard your wishes, at the judge's discretion.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
@DaddyEvil Why would they do such a thing?
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@DaddyEvil (54692)
• United States
14 Sep
@TheHorse Yes, exactly. In that case, it doesn't matter what the deceased parent wrote in the will, the judge will override it.
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@Deepizzaguy (54756)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Sep
I had a will written up about seven years ago in an attorney's office.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Have you had to revise it over time?
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@Deepizzaguy (54756)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Sep
@TheHorse Nor really since that is no special event for me to revise it as of now.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
@Deepizzaguy Understood. How did you become a cowgirl?
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@iloves88 (74)
14 Sep
I am not real close to my family and I have no kids so I am not planning on writing a will.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
I don't want what I have accumulated to wind up in the "wrong hands."
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@vandana7 (86580)
• India
15 Sep
@TheHorse Do not write anything to me... my relatives will take it easily. I would get nothing. The other way round, I would expect you to trouble them some.
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@vandana7 (86580)
• India
15 Sep
All the more reasons to write a will.
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@FourWalls (35749)
• United States
15 Sep
I recently updated mine. My first will was so old it still had my mother as my executor and beneficiary. Can I have your myLot Lamborghini??????
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
Only if you assure me that you'll still be looking pretty "hot" in 2717.
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@vandana7 (86580)
• India
15 Sep
He is flirting...imagine...they say myLot is a decent site.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
@vandana7 I don't know if I still know how to flirt...or blush.
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@TheSojourner (37697)
• United States
14 Sep
I have written a will. Just make sure that if you hand wrote it, you take it and have it notarized. I went through the legal office.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Right now I'm typing it. I have a friend who is a lawyer and a notary.
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• United States
14 Sep
@TheHorse it sounds like you are able to have all your t's crossed and i's dotted
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@vandana7 (86580)
• India
15 Sep
@TheHorse I hope you two meet...at least for my sake.
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@LindaOHio (75265)
• United States
14 Sep
Yes, my husband and I both have Wills and Power of Attorney and all that. It's good that you are getting that done.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
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.
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@LindaOHio (75265)
• United States
15 Sep
@TheHorse I'm glad that you will designate where everything will go.
@JESSY3236 (14989)
• United States
14 Sep
no. But I have thought about it after I took an estate law class for my paralegal degree.
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
I suppose it's ever too early.
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@wolfgirl569 (47876)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Sep
We need to get it done
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Sep
Yeah, it's something that needs to be done at some point.
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15 Sep
as for now, I don't have anything to inherit to my son, but.. I would like to do it for future purposes
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
I am a plugger. I have accumulated...assets...slowly but steadily. Should I depart early, I want "the right people" to benefit from my hard work.
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15 Sep
@TheHorse I do hope you get the right people for it
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@TheHorse (138354)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
@Hanbinandaeyo Thank you.
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@xander6464 (26305)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 Sep
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.