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Grandkids Argue over Who Gets Grandma’s Mansion until She Tests Them to Determine This — Story of the Day

Roshanak Hannani
Jun 24, 2022
07:00 A.M.
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Charlotte overhead her grandchildren, Patrick and Karla, fighting over what they would inherit from her, which was mostly a big mansion. Therefore, she decided to test them by telling them a white lie, and the truth was even more unbelievable than she had imagined.

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"You're visiting our grandmother way too often, Karla. I know your game, and this is not going to go your way!" Charlotte overheard her grandson, Patrick, fighting with his sister, Karla, in the older woman's living room. She had stepped out for a second to get something and left them alone. They had no idea she could hear them.

It was a rare occurrence to have them both visiting simultaneously. Neither of them lived in Connecticut as she did, but Karla took a train from New York two weekends a month to see her.

Charlotte overheard her grandchildren fighting over something shocking. | Source: Pexels

Charlotte overheard her grandchildren fighting over something shocking. | Source: Pexels

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However, this weekend, Patrick appeared too. He also lived in New York but was much busier with his career to visit Charlotte, who understood completely. She didn't feel alone in her big mansion at all. She had tons of things to do, many friends, and hobbies.

Charlotte expected the same outburst from her granddaughter.

But of course, she was delighted when Karla started coming over every month. She was a delight, and now that Patrick had come, Charlotte hoped he would join them more often. Sadly, she was not expecting to witness this fight between her grandchildren.

"Patrick! For God's sake, I'm not doing anything wrong here. I just wanted to visit Grandma. I don't have any game in mind," Karla scoffed at her brother.

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Patrick accused his sister of manipulating the older woman. | Source: Pexels

Patrick accused his sister of manipulating the older woman. | Source: Pexels

"Please! You never visited her after you left, but then Mom told me you've been coming here for months. HERE! You never visited our mom or dad. Only Grandma. You want this house and whatever money she has left. Isn't that right?" Patrick accused. His tone was brutal and relentless.

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Charlotte wanted to stop this fight, but she had to admit it was planting doubts in her mind. It did seem suspect that Karla started visiting out of the blue. Could Patrick's words be true? If so, what were his personal intentions? Was he worried that his sister was manipulating Charlotte, or was he worried about not getting anything in the will?

The older woman didn't know what to think, so she went into her room and waited for a while. When she returned, they were both quiet and smiling warmly at her, so she acted like nothing was wrong.

Charlotte decided to call Patrick first and was astonished by his reaction. | Source: Pexels

Charlotte decided to call Patrick first and was astonished by his reaction. | Source: Pexels

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Over the next week, Charlotte worried about what to do, and she decided to test her grandchildren. It might be ethically wrong, but it was the only solution she could think of to get the truth out of her grandchildren.

She called Patrick first. "Honey, I wanted to let you know that I've decided to leave my house to Karla. She told me she wants to move back to Connecticut, and it's the right thing to do. You don't need it since you love New York," Charlotte lied to her grandson. She had no will as of yet.

"WHAT? GRANDMA! No! That's not fair! It should be split equally! She told you she's moving back? That's a lie! She only wants to sell and keep the money! It's not right to do that. Don't you love me?" Patrick shouted through the phone, and Charlotte started to agree that it wasn't fair. But that last line seemed manipulative. Something about his words made her frown and sent a chill down her spine.

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Karla's reaction surprised her as well, especially after talking to Patrick. | Source: Pexels

Karla's reaction surprised her as well, especially after talking to Patrick. | Source: Pexels

Instead of listening to more, she told Patrick that he had given her a lot to think about, and she would do what was fair.

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Next, she called Karla and told her that Patrick would get the house because he had a steady girlfriend and would probably get married soon to start a family. Charlotte expected the same outburst from her granddaughter, but that didn't happen.

"Well, Grandma. If that's what you want, that's fine. It's your house, after all," Karla stated nonchalantly. It didn't matter to her at all. In fact, she even joked about it in her following sentence. "Anyway, I'm still coming over this weekend and helping you plant the new azaleas. I hope Patrick will keep them when he moves in."

She wrote her will so the right person would get the mansion in the end. | Source: Pexels

She wrote her will so the right person would get the mansion in the end. | Source: Pexels

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That was all Charlotte needed to hear. Therefore, she wrote her will so that Karla would get the house all to herself. Patrick would still receive a decent amount of money, but her granddaughter deserved the mansion, especially because she was helping Charlotte keep it beautiful. However, they wouldn't find out about it until her death.

What can we learn from this story?

  • Some people don't have the best intentions, even if they are family. Charlotte realized during their phone conversation that Patrick only cared about her money, while Karla didn't want it.
  • No one is entitled to anyone else's money. Patrick shouldn't have expected his grandmother to give him money at all. She could do anything she wanted with it, even if her family expected an inheritance.

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