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    What Will Your Family Find When You Die?

    conversely - what have you found after a family member's death?


    “People Who Had To Clean Out Rooms Of Someone Who Had Died, Did You Find Anything You Shouldn’t Have?” (30 Answers)


    I have a friend who had a deal with her brother that in the event of one of their deaths the other would clear out certain things so their parents wouldn't find them.
    When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something." Rep. John Lewis


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    Just a bunch of junk.

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    18 pair of skis, 5 bikes, some merino & polypro with a bunch of holes

    Lately I have been thinking about divesting of some stuff
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    A pile of cell phones that are 5+ years old and HDDs that I removed from old computers before recycling. Pretty boring, I should hide a bloody knife in my underwear drawer or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    A pile of cell phones that are 5+ years old and HDDs that I removed from old computers before recycling. Pretty boring, I should hide a bloody knife in my underwear drawer or something.
    Right? I'm thinking a bunch of spent shell casings with random names, locations, and dates on them. Keep people guessing for a good long while.

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    After my Dad passed, I was cleaning the basement and I found a shoebox full of $100 bills. I forget the exact amount, something like 25 grand total. Brought it upstairs and gave it to my Mom, she had no idea he had it.

    Also found some porn, did not tell my Mom about that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    After my Dad passed, I was cleaning the basement and I found a shoebox full of $100 bills. I forget the exact amount, something like 25 grand total. Brought it upstairs and gave it to my Mom, she had no idea he had it.
    I like that- reward the kid who actually deals with your crap!

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    Somewhat related: Google has an Inactive Account Manager tool: https://support.google.com/accounts/.../3036546?hl=en. I set mine up last year. If I'm inactive for 3+ months, anyone on my contacts list who contacts me will get an autoreply. This is fully customizable, mine basically says "so long and thanks for all the fish," but in a slightly more heartfelt way.

    My wife will also get the credentials to get in to my Google account after I'm inactive for three months. There's way more crap there than anyone would ever want to wade through, but at least she can have fun looking through all my old photos.

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    Nothing that would surprise anybody at all.

    I actually put little price sticker on most of my vintage skateboard and music gear. so if I die the wife and kids will know what's reasonable. None of it is the holy grail eBay auction pie in the sky price.. It's all tagged at about half what stuff like that usually sells for... i.e. ask for this or something close to it. It should all be very easy to sell for the prices I put on it.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Nothing that interesting, I've always been good at hiding whatever tracks need to be hidden.

    On another note, wifey and I just went through a huge spring clean and free cycled or sold a pile of stuff, next week we get a 20 yd dumpster and really start clearing shit out. It feels great.

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    Lil weed stashes. SJG, what old skates ya got?

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    My biggest fear is my wife selling my guns for what I *told* her I paid for them, after I die

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    Why, you gonna need the money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    After my Dad passed, I was cleaning the basement and I found a shoebox full of $100 bills.

    Also found some porn, did not tell my Mom about that.
    Porn cash stash. That's how I'm going out.

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    There's two really weird things we have, and it's not my doing. If my wife dies first I'm pitching them but if I die first, as seems highly likely, she'll probably still have them when she dies so I'll get some of the weird rubbed off on my posthumous rep.

    The first one is a piece of our wedding cake. wrapped in tinfoil and in multiple ziplocs, in the freezer. Somewhere she heard that it's good luck to save a piece of the cake and eat it on the first anniversary. Well we forgot about it but then she wouldn't get rid of it because things were going okay and she didn't want to jinx us. That cake has been in the freezer in the various houses we've lived in for 32 fucking years. It's in the garage freezer here as I write.

    The second one is our dogs' ashes. We have 11 little wood boxes of dog ashes in a closet downstairs. Numbers 12 and 13 are still walking around but I have little doubt they'll end up there too. Every few months I suggest digging a fucking hole but it's always a bad time or so I'm told. It all started when the first two died and we were getting ready to move so she she didn't want to leave them behind. Then we always knew we'd move out of the second house eventually, so same deal. We ended up living there 20 years but we did finally move.

    Now I live in my last house. I'm getting carried out of this place. You'd think it would be time to bury the dogs, but no apparently not yet. I don't get it. Oh well they don't take up much space. The kids know all about this stuff so at least it won't be a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    Why, you gonna need the money?
    Valid point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    My biggest fear is my wife selling my guns for what I *told* her I paid for them, after I die
    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    Why, you gonna need the money?
    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    Valid point.
    No. But I would think his widow should get the most that she can. I'd want that for my wife. Maybe Joe you need to hide an actual price list somewhere that she'll only find if she's selling the guns after you die. For dog's sake, don't let her find it before or those guns are gonna be evidence at her trial.

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    Did anyone else just hear Charlie Brown's teacher?

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    So the ancient cake and the dead dogs don't freak anyone out? Cool.

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    It would be more concerning if it was a freezer full of dead dogs.


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    The cake thing is kind of sweet we should all be lucky to have a spouse like that. The dog ashes I can relate to, I have two boxes myself and at first I wanted to spread them at the house in Colorado but we felt it was too cold even though they were huskies and of course dead why would it matter. Right now they sit on a shelf but at some point there is a stand of live oaks in my backyard in Florida where I think they will be warm and have a couple hundred years of shade even though they were huskies and still dead.

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    My theory is you all have weirder shit than old cakes and dead dogs in your houses. It's a little concerning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    So the ancient cake and the dead dogs don't freak anyone out? Cool.
    No cake but have three ginormous wood boxes with Great Danes in em. You gotta do much better than that buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellybele View Post
    Lil weed stashes. SJG, what old skates ya got?
    I've got about 70 competes, mostly OG but some reissues. Alva heavy...
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    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Come on Buzz, I have 11. Back off.

    When the first dog we had died, I picked up the box from the vet and brought it home. Great vet, best ever. Total country guy, smart as shit, awesome vet. So I got home with the ashes and was looking at the box (little did I know, the first of many)and on the bottom was some other dog's name and some other owner.

    So I called the vet's office and said, I don't really give a shit, they're ashes, but I bet some other owner is gonna freak the fuck out.

    So they told me that was impossible, they had a foolproof system. I was like, aight, but this box says "Fluffy" and my dog wasn't named Fluffy. And my name ain't Jones (or whatever it was).

    About 20 minutes later Chet the Vet called and said he'd be at my house in 10 minutes.

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