By Hedy-Jo Huss, Soldotna
A will legally transfers property
of the deceased’s to survivors.
The basis of giving a mystery to rivals.
Contested wills can prompt sibling
estrangement, allliances and “lawyering up.”
A family feud? All want to fill their cup.
Lucky me! I’ve received doozies.
Wonderful leaded crystal glassware
lounge in their case.
To serve my guests would be a waste.
Handstitched pillows …
covered with willows.
“Bed in a Bag” or Nordstrom’s
sale on 600-thread sheets
fills my sails.
Fireplace tools have no place — alas.
We have forced air — gas.
Sixty-six pairs of salt and pepper shakers;
guess there were no takers.
An infamous “kitty klock”
I would have tried, but
it was cross-eyed.
My enthusiasm died.
Where’s land, my farm?
Found out Cousin Ralph got it.
Twenty acres, burned buildings;
he had a fit.
It’s in South Dakota, so
my Cuz doesn’t give an iota.
Decoy ducks; not one is carved wood.
And, having glass eyes, they should.
Mikimoto pearls they’re not.
A peeling, plastic, pathetic string yet.
No way that necklace will
ever adorn my neck!
A beehive honey jar
that won’t be filled.
Diabetics is what we are.
All-in-all, it was nice to be remembered.
Maybe you’ll think your own will
should be dismembered.
You could sort, designate and donate.
This done while you’re with us,
will prevent later fuss.