If, with the parent's guidance, their children have not established themselves by the time the Grim Reaper arrives, then they have failed in bringing up that child or children. I have seen too many old people scrimping and saving when they should be enjoying their hard earned, just so their feckless progeny can have an 'inheritance'.
Myself and my sister told our parents to spend like there was no tomorrow and leave naff all, esp. to the Goverment and they are doing so with some gusto.
As far as I am aware, shrouds do not have pockets.
I'm not exactly well off due to some problems I have had but me my brother and my sister have all said we want and expect nothing and have told our parents if they have anything we want them to spend it on themselves.
Thinking about it its probably just as well as there won't be much anyway :)
The main reason I don't want anything is I have seen far too many families virtually at war when someone dies leaving money or whatever. Even if theres a will this makes no difference with some people, they still seem to think they have been hard done by and that they should have more. In some cases perhaps they might have a point. With the end result you get brothers and sisters not speaking to each other for many years. Don't want that to happen to me. Better poorer with a family than better off with no one. Thats my opinion anyway.
Absolutely correct, timing is everything. Sorry, but Gandalf's '..if they have not established themselves...' is rubbish. There are a thousand reasons why one's offspring might need financial assistance (through no fault of their own)and better they get it than G.Brown &Co Ltd. Every child surely says 'spend it all yourself' to their parents, while secretly hoping there might be a little bit coming their way!!
My earlier comment reminded me of a joke on The Two Ronnies I heard the other night.
Corbett related that his father who was in his eighties had married an eighteen year old blonde beauty the previous Saturday. Unfortunately he died and was buried the following Wednesday...............It would have been earlier but it took them two days to wipe the smile off his face!