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Doug Siperly    Posted 07-15-2022 at 20:14:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was wondering if any of you have thought about what will happen with your "stuff" when you die?.A while back I read article about what will become of all your toys?Basically it thoughts were that your kids dont really care about all the equipment ,parts ,etc that we care about. they want something to remember you by , but dont care about that rare NOS parts you hunted for years.Do you have any sort of plan laid out? early this year I lost a friend that died . leaving his wife and daughters with over 50 years of Ford tractors , caterpillars, and old cars. They never had really talked about it and now she is really overwhelmed with larg amounts of cars and equipment and a hugh amoint of parts. she knows about a few of the higher dollar stuff but the parts is another story.she has already had a few prople there looking to buy stuff cheap and now is hesitent to sell stuff because she is afraid to move ahead for fear of getting ripped off bad. My wife and I have had this talk in the last few years becuse of health issues.She as well know some of its worth, but nothing about alot of it. cataloging everything is a huge undertaking what would you do.I have no were near what my friend has , so it easier for me, whave you ever thought that far ahead? unfortunatly we all get to that point I have been slowly get ride of a lot of stuff. but you dont realize how much you have put away. i my case I will be trying to get ride of some of my parts in lots instead of by piece. ford tractor stuff, then Ford jeep stuff , etcI want to get it down to a couple vehicles and a few parts so my family doesnt stress out trying to figure out what to do? what do you all think about this?sometimes its later than you think

    Pete Black    Posted 07-16-2022 at 06:47:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • At that age they are Adults first, Children second. By now you should know their interest, desires, abilities and planned accordingly. At age 75, I am cleaning up finances, paid for final arrangements and assembled legal matters. Both sons informed of things that may be of some value. Biggest objective is elimination of junk and clutter, which by the way; makes my life simpler.

    Doug Siperly    Posted 07-16-2022 at 08:31:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • clutter and junk is a big thing to me. my friends wife has that problem, in that there is a lot of stuff thats scrap, mixed in with really nice stuff. Once a month I have been working on getting rid of any scrap or marginal stuff. If you wait for scrap prices to be high you will never get rid of stuff. in the end really everything is just stuff the older I get the less the stuff is important to me

    Pete Black    Posted 07-16-2022 at 13:54:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Is that ever the truth. Another thing I discovered about aging is the need to stay busy; therefore I have to be careful about getting rid of to much stuff.

    Bruice(OR)    Posted 07-15-2022 at 21:00:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, well I currently have an ad on Craigslist thinning out the herd.
    I have the house to go through and eliminate a lot of things.
    My wife asked me what she was going to do with it all if I kicked off before her and I told her to make it simple and just call the scrap man.

    In the end result, this world is passing away and everything is going to return to dust. The only constant is Love. Death is a loss of knowledge and Love. It might be nice if some of this outlived me but not really important in the grand scheme.

    The older I get, the less I need. I used to have a desire for millions of dollars, Now not so much. My finances are good enough and God willing, get a bit better soon.
    If not, I will live with what I have. After I am gone, hope they are smart enough to have a 2 day garage sale advertised all over with set prices on Saturday and 1/2 price on Sunday. By Monday the scrap man gets whatever is left over.


    How much longer is most anyone's guess. The wife is 6 years older and I suspect is starting to knock on that door. That leaves me to clean up after her instead but she has far, far less than I do.

    poderac    Posted 07-16-2022 at 02:55:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm lucky. I have a 53 Y/O son that follows in my footsteps. Most of the tractors and junk was bought in cahoots with him. What to do with it after death should be his problem.

    Tom(WI)    Posted 07-20-2022 at 11:58:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Wife and I go to farm auctions quite often. People selling their stuff, their treasures, their whole lives of collecting in one afternoon on the auction block. Probably like a bunch of us, some 60, 70 maybe 80 years collecting but in the end it is just stuff. The kids are chewing at the bit, they don't want these treasures just to get the auction over with so they can collect the money, pretty sad. Mom and Dad maybe gone or in a home sell the farm make a subdivision and live happily ever after. Me, I have a ton of stuff, (treasures) in my eyes. My 3 girls have absolutely no interest in my tractors, vintage motorcycle, vintage pickup or many parts to keep all these treasures on the road or in the field. Oh well, we just keep going to auctions but are real selective these days... Just my 2 cents....

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