Wacky Wills

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Reuben John Smith

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Reuben John Smith wanted to make sure he had a comfortable place to sit for eternity. So when he died in 1899, he directed that his body be … Read More

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Leslie Ann Mandel

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Leslie Ann Mandel loved her animals: 32 cockatiels who live in an aviary located on her property in East Hampton, a cat named Dragon and a dog named … Read More

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…”- Harry Houdini

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Have you ever gotten a psychic reading? According to a 2005 Gallup Poll,26 percent of the people polled believed in clairvoyance, and 31 percent believed in telepathy or … Read More

Wacky Will Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” — Rona Scroratow

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. The great thing about having a Will is that it gives you the power to decide how your property will be distributed when you die. For example, if you … Read More

Wacky Will Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Billy Standley

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Billy Standley, loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle, which he credited for helping him keep his sense of adventure after he settled down to raise four children. He loved … Read More

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Solomon Sanborn

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Solomon Sanborn of Medford, Massachusetts was a patriot, and was especially proud of the part Massachusetts took in the Revolutionary struggle. So when the hatmaker died in 1871, … Read More