Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Personal belongings often have special meaning for individuals and family members. Planning to pass on such items — treasured wedding photo, Grandpa's fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow pie plate — can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict.

Carol Smythe, Neversink Historian, & Bonnie Lewis, RN:
  • Present what to consider during transfers of non-titled personal property
  • Show how this process impacts you for relocation, down-sizing, or death
Dorothy Muthig, antique collector and appraiser will:
  • Appraise the worth of pre-registered antique items (send info by 9/6)

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ provides people with practical information about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property. The workshop helps families communicate, make decisions, and lessen conflict.

No matter who you are in the process (parent, spouse, child, educator, legal professional, social service staff, etc.) the Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ resources:

  • Bring up inheritance issues for discussion.
  • Prepare a legally appropriate list of non-titled property.
  • Decide what fair means.
  • Ask others what objects they would like and why.
  • Identify transfer goals.
  • Select distribution and transfer methods that fit goals.
  • Consider how to deal with conflicts before they arise.

Suggested donation of $5 per item for appraisal. Funds raised go to Time & the Valleys Museum and CCESC.

Space is limited for this free program and registration is required in advance. Registration can be completed by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180, emailing sullivan@cornell.edu, or using the link located on the left sidebar of this page. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.

The Caregiver Resource Center is a co-partnered program between Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging of Sullivan County and is supported by a grant from the NYS Office for the Aging’s Caregiver Program.

In the event of special needs, please contact the office.


FREE with pre-registration

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Beth Johnston-Groth
Administrative Assistant II
(845) 292-6180 Ext. 100


Daniel Pierce Library
328 Main Street
Grahamsville, NY 12740