Man Buys Father’s House from His Brothers, They Get Mad at Him When He Finds $300,000 There – Story Оf the Day

The man’s brothers didn’t like the house their dad left them as their inheritance. So when he volunteered to buy it, they sold him their shares. They regretted their decision and ran to him angrily after he discovered a rare family heirloom.

Adam Phillips was all alone in his father’s old mansion. As he spoke of his childhood and the horrors that he had experienced from Travis and David, his eyes welled up with tears.

“I will meet you soon after many years, dad!”He murmured while holding his dad’s photograph. He felt a breeze on his skin and decided to light the fireplace.

He opened the bolt and attempted to ignite the firewood. But something fell on him, making a loud sound. He was spooked and backed off. Then he walked closer to the fireplace, only to find a life-changing heirloom hidden from sight for several decades…

Adam stayed over at his father’s house for the night.Source: Unsplash | Source: Unsplash

Adam had few fond memories growing up of his brothers. They bullied and mocked Adam often for no apparent reasons. His dad was the only one who stood by him.

The smoke rose from the chimney and an old magpie’s nest fell into the ashes. It left behind an expensive and unrevealed heirloom.

Adam had been sent away by Mr. Phillips, to a college in two different towns so that he could learn to become a more brave person.

“You need to take a stand for yourself, son…I cannot always do it for you,”Adam was often advised by him.

Adam has not been back to his hometown in over a year, but he was still close to his family. He was there to witness the transformation of his mother’s room into an indoor garden.

“Lovely!”He gasped. He toured the house and met his brothers. They had nothing to say but gossiped and didn’t have a lot to do with him.

Adam was absent from his brothers but he saw them again at the funeral of their mother.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

“My sons…my boys,”Phillips cried out. “Do not forget that your old man is still alive… I’d appreciate it if you could visit me often.”After the funeral, the three sons assured their father by saying goodbye and hugging him.

It’s not surprising that Travis and David never visited him. Sometimes, they wouldn’t even pick up his call and would divert him to their voicemail.

Meanwhile, Adam often visited his dad and made sure he never felt left out. “And this…this is the vintage showpiece I bought from Italy this summer,” Adam said, showing his dad an artifact he purchased for him during one of his trips.

Although Adam insisted his dad move with him to the city, his dad refused. “This house is not brick or concrete… it’s an abode of my memories…it echoes our good and bad times,”Phillips thought often.

Thus, when his dad discussed the fate of his house after his passing, Adam promised him that he would never sell it or even move a brick from it. “This would be my kids’ weekend home…for vacations, I suppose!”Adam assured him.

But fate had other plans…

Adam’s dad refused permission to relocate because his sentiments were attached at his house.Source: Pexels | Source: Pexels

Adam headed for the city. His phone rang several months later. After picking up, he dropped it to the floor and collapsed on the couch with his face buried in his hands. “Rest in peace, dad…rest in peace,”He sobbed.

Adam met his brothers at the funeral for their dad and realized that they were not there to pay final respects. He was particularly surprised when he heard them discussing the will.

“If we get this house, I know a realtor who can find us a good buyer to sell this old, ugly hut,”Travis was informed by David.

The brothers met up at the lawyer’s office the next day to learn that their dad had in fact willed them the house, which was divided into three equal parts. 

The brothers reunited at their dad’s funeral.Source: Unsplash | Source: Unsplash

“I’ll buy it,”Adam spoke up after his brothers unanimously discussed the sale. “I’ll buy your shares for a better price, so sell them to me.”

Travis and David had no idea why Adam wanted to buy the mansion. However, money was important to them so they agreed.

After completing a few formalities Adam was able to get the house signed under his own name. Adam drove to the house to pack his father’s stuff. He realized that it was too late when he had finished taping the cartons.

“I will rest here tonight and call for the truck in the morning,”He murmured and sat on the couch next to an old fireplace.

It was too cold and windy, so he made some tea and decided to light up the furnace. He placed the firewood on top of each other and lit them. The smoke rose from the chimney and an old magpie’s nest fell into the ashes. This left behind an unrevealed heirloom.

“What??? Oh my God,”Adam exclaimed while rummaging through the ash-doused rubble. He picked up a dazzling ring with a huge stone…

Adam stumbled upon a long-lost family diamond while lighting the fireplace.Source: Unsplash | Source: Unsplash

“This must be my grandmother’s long-lost ring,” Adam mumbled, recalling his dad mentioning his mother’s lost ring that was never found.

He ran to a jewel shop the next day to check its value. He gaped in awe as the store owner revealed the diamond band’s value.

“It could be higher, but on average, it must be around $300,000!”The seller was not disclosed.

Adam was shocked. Adam took the ring with him and drove back home to his dad’s. His brothers heard about the discovery of the expensive heirloom.

The ring was a family heirloom valued at $300,000.Source: Unsplash | Source: Unsplash

“Can we see the ring?”Travis asked Adam to marry him during a surprise home visit.

“Why only see it when we can rightfully have it!”Adam was silent as David interjected.

After listening to his brothers brag about how the ring belonged to them since it was found in the house, Adam walked away and returned with a folder in his hand.

“You see, my dear brothers! This house now belongs to me since you’ve already sold off your shares to me,”Adam is clearly explained. “And everything around, under, and over this roof belongs only to me now!”

Travis and David grimaced. They sat in silence for some time then stormed out angrily.

Adam never heard from his brothers again, but he was sure they would do anything to possess the ring. He drove to his workplace that afternoon and placed the ring in safety deposit at the bank.

“I’m keeping my promise, dad! I’ll never move a brick from our house…and not sell our memories!”He mumbled on the way home.

Adam kept Adam’s ring in a safety deposit bag. | Source: Pixabay

What can we learn from this tale?

  • Respecting your elders will pay off in the long-term. Of the three sons, only Adam supported his dad and stayed with him until his last breath. To keep the promise he made his dad, he purchased his brothers’ shares from his parents’ house. Adam was rewarded for his kindness by finding a long-lost family heirloom.
  • Don’t be greedy. You might lose more. Adam’s brothers sold shares in the house to make money, and they disliked the old house. But after they learned about the expensive ring Adam found, they envied him and claimed their right to it, but failed.

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