Death shouldn't tear a family apart, think about a Will now

By: Debbie Hamilton
By: Debbie Hamilton

It's time to make your Last Will. Don't wait until it's to late.

My grandmother and I were always very close. When I was only 12-years-old I lost her to cancer.

She was a hard working woman who kept two or three jobs just to support herself. She rented a small house and took pride in what she had.

I remember, just hours before she passed away, family members standing over her arguing about who was going to get her clothes, jewelry and what little furnishings she had. 

I will never forget the fighting and arguing that went on for those few days before and after she died. My grandmother had nothing of real value and the sight of her family clawing their way through her possessions was disgusting.

Thinking back to that sad time makes me think to my future. I didn't want to create a Last Will but now I realize how important it is. Also, I think it's good to make a detailed list of who gets exactly what. Not designating things ahead of time can break up a family. A death shouldn't tear a family apart it should bring them closer.

Love should prevail over greed but just in case it doesn't a Will can bring order.

Keep Smiling,


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