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Intestate Succession September 13, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

Doug Smith is on his deathbed; he knows the end is near.  His wife, daughter and 2 sons are with him, along with a nurse.


Doug looks at his oldest son, “Bernie, I want you to take the Mayfair houses.”

Bernie nods.

“Sybil, take the apartments over in Pall Mall.”

Sybil agrees.

Doug looks at his youngest son, “Jamie, I want you to take the offices over in City Center.”

Jamie says, “Sure, pop.”

At last, Doug turns to his wife of 27 years, “Sarah, my darling, please take all the residential buildings on the Thames.”


As Doug slips away, the nurse says, “Mrs. Smith, your husband must have been a hard working man to have accumulated all that property.”

Sarah snorts, “Property?  I wish.”

Confused, the nurse looks around.

Bernie nods in the direction of the bed.  “Dear old dad ran a cleaning service.”

Aah . . . that’s better!

E-mail from unknown author (sent by Granny1947)


1. Jill Weatherholt - September 13, 2014

Didn’t see that coming, Nancy! That’s great…thanks for the Saturday morning laugh! 🙂

nrhatch - September 13, 2014

Morning, Jill! Hope your weekend is filled with smiles.

2. katecrimmins - September 13, 2014

I was ready for a really sad post…maybe it was for the family. I can’t imagine inheriting a paper route.

nrhatch - September 13, 2014

Especially in these digital days.
I’ll change it to cleaning service. 😉

katecrimmins - September 13, 2014

Me too! I’m all about that!

nrhatch - September 13, 2014

Done and DUSTED!

3. Grannymar - September 13, 2014

Lol! I was not expecting that. Thanks, Nancy, for the giggle.

nrhatch - September 13, 2014

Unexpected punchlines are the best.

4. Eric Tonningsen - September 13, 2014

Saturday snicker. 🙂 Thanks.

nrhatch - September 13, 2014

Have a smile filled weekend.

5. Pix Under the Oaks - September 13, 2014

Was not expecting a funny when I saw this in the old inbox! I thought you were going to tell us about wills and trusts. Then I thought about Monopoly as I was reading and thought no that can’t be it.. funny 😀 So it was a paper route at first.. Ha. Hope you are having a great Florida afternoon!

nrhatch - September 13, 2014

Haha! From Wills and Trusts to Monopoly. We had a “cold front” come through ~ it’s a balmy 84 degrees right now.

6. colonialist - September 13, 2014

Well, all the heirs cleaned up as a result of the bequests, didn’t they? 🙂

nrhatch - September 13, 2014

They did Clean Up! :mrgreen:

7. Barbara - September 13, 2014

Ha, you had me fooled right to the end Nancy, thanks for the Sunday morning chuckles!

nrhatch - September 13, 2014

Good morning . . . all the way on the other side of the world.

8. Kathy Waller - September 14, 2014


9. Naomi - September 14, 2014

Thanks for the laugh, Nancy 🙂 Hope all is well with you and yours!

nrhatch - September 14, 2014

Hi Naomi! Things must be warming up in your part of the world. Hope you and Dave are happily engaged with your studio and your treks.

10. Sandra Bell Kirchman - September 14, 2014

I enjoyed the two pics 🙂

nrhatch - September 14, 2014

B&W prints pair well with the grim reaper.

11. jannatwrites - September 14, 2014

Hmmm… I wouldn’t be too happy being left with more housework to do … I’d rather take the burden of unpaid bills, thank you 🙂

nrhatch - September 14, 2014

Inheriting a Cleaning Service isn’t my idea of a Windfall either.

12. diannegray - September 14, 2014

Well played, dad! 😀

nrhatch - September 14, 2014

Not only of sound mind, but also CLEAN! 😀

13. Val Boyko - September 15, 2014

I heard this one where Dad had a a paper route …. Still a good one 🙂

nrhatch - September 15, 2014

This dad also had a paper route . . . but Kate & I voted to change it to a cleaning service.

14. Three Well Beings - September 18, 2014

Good one! Also serves as a lesson again eavesdropping and the potential for misinterpreting a conversation. 🙂

nrhatch - September 18, 2014

Haha! I bet the nurse was expecting a big tip!

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