A Thank You From the Congregation..

A Thank You From the Congregation..

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“Family comes First”

Since: May 11

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#1 Dec 10, 2012
So that's all wrapped up.

Momma's will split 3 ways. One third to me, one third to my brother, one third to the local congregation. As executor, everything done impeccably.

Cheque sent. Cheque cashed, funds received by local congregation. We're talking thousands.

It's a while back now. Quite a while.

How nice it would have been to have received an acknowledgement. Or even a phone call. Email maybe?

Oh well. Maybe the congregation asked the society for guidance...

"Dear Society. We have received a cheque from a DF'd person, the proceeds from the will of Sister ******. What shall we do with the money?"

Since: Apr 09

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#2 Dec 10, 2012
Money is money, it would have cost them nothing to acknowledge this money. A letter or e-mail would not put any JW in face to face contact.
What has happened to old fashioned manners?
man_711

Mountlake Terrace, WA

#3 Dec 10, 2012
Mikronboy wrote:
So that's all wrapped up.
Momma's will split 3 ways. One third to me, one third to my brother, one third to the local congregation. As executor, everything done impeccably.
Cheque sent. Cheque cashed, funds received by local congregation. We're talking thousands.
It's a while back now. Quite a while.
How nice it would have been to have received an acknowledgement. Or even a phone call. Email maybe?
Oh well. Maybe the congregation asked the society for guidance...
"Dear Society. We have received a cheque from a DF'd person, the proceeds from the will of Sister ******. What shall we do with the money?"
Regardless of your status a thank you was in order.

Since: Apr 09

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#4 Dec 10, 2012
Agreed...

Since: Jan 12

United States

#5 Dec 10, 2012
you are lucky you got anything... lots of jws give the whole wad.... especially on their death bed..... the chief elder stops by when they find out you're on your last legs, and they bring the paper work with them to change the will.

then the jw gov body's lawyers take over, and even pursue anything not directly in the will...
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#6 Dec 10, 2012
red blood relative wrote:
you are lucky you got anything... lots of jws give the whole wad.... especially on their death bed..... the chief elder stops by when they find out you're on your last legs, and they bring the paper work with them to change the will.
then the jw gov body's lawyers take over, and even pursue anything not directly in the will...
A friend's wife had a JW relative who left her everything in his will.

A couple of days before he died two JW elders dropped in to see him at the hospital.

After he died his attorney contacted the only surviving family member, my friend's wife.

It appears that just a couple days before he died a new will was drawn up and guess who the sole beneficiary was.
man_711

Mountlake Terrace, WA

#7 Dec 10, 2012
red blood relative wrote:
you are lucky you got anything... lots of jws give the whole wad.... especially on their death bed..... the chief elder stops by when they find out you're on your last legs, and they bring the paper work with them to change the will.
then the jw gov body's lawyers take over, and even pursue anything not directly in the will...
I have NEVER heard or seen this.

“Family comes First”

Since: May 11

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#8 Dec 10, 2012
red blood relative wrote:
you are lucky you got anything... lots of jws give the whole wad.... especially on their death bed..... the chief elder stops by when they find out you're on your last legs, and they bring the paper work with them to change the will.
then the jw gov body's lawyers take over, and even pursue anything not directly in the will...
Hmm..interesting. There were lot's of JW's milling around the hospital reception area during momma's final days. She'd had a stroke and couldn't move or speak. As well as her financial bequest to the congregation she'd left the house contents to be collected by the congregation members after my bro and I had taken anything we wanted.

Bro declared an "open day" and gave the house keys to momma's friend. The place was quickly emptied. I had wondered about keeping the dozens of bound WT volumes but decided against it.
hMMMMMM

Aurora, IL

#9 Dec 11, 2012
Mikronboy wrote:
So that's all wrapped up.
Momma's will split 3 ways. One third to me, one third to my brother, one third to the local congregation. As executor, everything done impeccably.
Cheque sent. Cheque cashed, funds received by local congregation. We're talking thousands.
It's a while back now. Quite a while.
How nice it would have been to have received an acknowledgement. Or even a phone call. Email maybe?
Oh well. Maybe the congregation asked the society for guidance...
"Dear Society. We have received a cheque from a DF'd person, the proceeds from the will of Sister ******. What shall we do with the money?"
Sad to say they look at this as a loss.
With all those hours and hours spent brainwashing your mother, they expect the payback to be 100%, not 33%!
Even with disfellowshipping, they know their brainwashing works!
The Jehovah'switness cult is nothing but a scam, and the evil governing demons have no soul, no morals and no conscience.
Sorry for your loss
hMMMMMM

Aurora, IL

#10 Dec 11, 2012
red blood relative wrote:
you are lucky you got anything... lots of jws give the whole wad.... especially on their death bed..... the chief elder stops by when they find out you're on your last legs, and they bring the paper work with them to change the will.
then the jw gov body's lawyers take over, and even pursue anything not directly in the will...
How true!
Then you get scam artists elders like my dad and uncle, who double cross the wBTS and get those dying geezers to turn over their assets to THEM!
The WBTS needs men so much, they let it go, believe it or not, they just get moved to another congregation, just like what they do with pedophile elders.
The fantasy of Jehovah's Witnesses being "good people" is the exact opposite of the truth, isn't it?
Karen Kumm

Middletown, NY

#11 Dec 11, 2012
Just a question. Why was the will not contested?

“Family comes First”

Since: May 11

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#12 Dec 11, 2012
Karen Kumm wrote:
Just a question. Why was the will not contested?
Bro and I both knew the contents of momma's will. She'd made it some years before and given us copies. It was also what she wanted, which was the most important thing. She'd reconciled with her sons and also wanted to give something to her congregation. That was fine with us.

There were no property issues to settle, so as executors bro and I paid off the utilities etc then split the remainder into 3 equal portions.

...it was just surprising that we didn't get an acknowledgement from the congregation.
man_711

Mountlake Terrace, WA

#13 Dec 11, 2012
Mikronboy wrote:
<quoted text>
Bro and I both knew the contents of momma's will. She'd made it some years before and given us copies. It was also what she wanted, which was the most important thing. She'd reconciled with her sons and also wanted to give something to her congregation. That was fine with us.
There were no property issues to settle, so as executors bro and I paid off the utilities etc then split the remainder into 3 equal portions.
...it was just surprising that we didn't get an acknowledgement from the congregation.
That was unacceptable!
Spike

Boonton, NJ

#14 Dec 11, 2012
man_711 wrote:
<quoted text>That was unacceptable!
man711, one thing i do have to agree with you on is that 98% of christians are no better than the jw organization they have left.

El cacique

Since: Dec 12

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#15 Dec 11, 2012
Karen Kumm wrote:
Just a question. Why was the will not contested?
To contest the terms of a will costs money.

Was there enough money in the estate to make it worth contesting?. Attorneys take up a lot of those fees.

Sometimes it just isn't worth it.

I'm not talking strictly financial, either. The aggravation alone takes a lot, when one is in lawsuit of any kind. It literally takes all of ones energies when one finds themselves in the zone.

Look at the money as a gift and keep on going.

El cacique

Since: Dec 12

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#16 Dec 11, 2012
Mikronboy wrote:
So that's all wrapped up.
Momma's will split 3 ways. One third to me, one third to my brother, one third to the local congregation. As executor, everything done impeccably.
Cheque sent. Cheque cashed, funds received by local congregation. We're talking thousands.
It's a while back now. Quite a while.
How nice it would have been to have received an acknowledgement. Or even a phone call. Email maybe?
Oh well. Maybe the congregation asked the society for guidance...
"Dear Society. We have received a cheque from a DF'd person, the proceeds from the will of Sister ******. What shall we do with the money?"
An acknowledgement would have been the appropriate thing to do.

Maybe, it was just a slip up by their legal department.

Since: Apr 09

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#18 Dec 11, 2012
Why not write and ask if they ever received the check. Many banks don't send canceled checks back, just photostats. How do you know that the money was received by the local congregation, did they acknowledge it?

Since: Feb 07

RI

#19 Dec 11, 2012
Mikronboy wrote:
So that's all wrapped up.
Momma's will split 3 ways. One third to me, one third to my brother, one third to the local congregation. As executor, everything done impeccably.
Cheque sent. Cheque cashed, funds received by local congregation. We're talking thousands.
It's a while back now. Quite a while.
How nice it would have been to have received an acknowledgement. Or even a phone call. Email maybe?
Oh well. Maybe the congregation asked the society for guidance...
"Dear Society. We have received a cheque from a DF'd person, the proceeds from the will of Sister ******. What shall we do with the money?"
It would have been nice for them to acknowledge it. Worldly charities generally send acknowledgements for contributions received.

El cacique

Since: Dec 12

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#20 Dec 11, 2012
Mikronboy wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm..interesting. There were lot's of JW's milling around the hospital reception area during momma's final days. She'd had a stroke and couldn't move or speak. As well as her financial bequest to the congregation she'd left the house contents to be collected by the congregation members after my bro and I had taken anything we wanted.
Bro declared an "open day" and gave the house keys to momma's friend. The place was quickly emptied. I had wondered about keeping the dozens of bound WT volumes but decided against it.
This is the only part that you stated that i take issue with.

("Mik" quote)

"Bro declared an "open day" and gave the house keys to momma's friend. The place was quickly emptied"

(Unquote)

You make it sound as if vultures came along. Yes, i know when people die, sometimes the worse of human nature surfaces. I have seen this.

But, perhaps your moms congregation were doing what they were assigned to do. They could have emptied the house of its contents because that was their objective in helping out a sister put her affairs together who just past on. It doesn't necessarily "imply" greed on their part.

Jehovah's witnesses are always organized. You can't blame them if they did an expeditious job.

“Family comes First”

Since: May 11

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#21 Dec 11, 2012
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>
But, perhaps your moms congregation were doing what they were assigned to do. They could have emptied the house of its contents because that was their objective in helping out a sister put her affairs together who just past on. It doesn't necessarily "imply" greed on their part.
That is correct.

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