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Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?™ DVD

The Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?™ DVD discusses six factors to consider when transferring personal property. Learn why decisions about personal possessions can be challenging and get tips on planning ahead.

Using this DVD

This 13 minute DVD s helpful for anyone considering personal property transfer, including property owners and family members.  The video has also proven to help compliment the services of:

  • Estate planning and probate attorneys

  • Financial planners

  • Senior Move Managers

  • Funeral home directors

  • Senior housing and nursing home administrators

  • Estate sale and auction administrators 

If you are a professional working with others on this issue, you may use the DVD in a variety of ways. For example you can:

  • Use the DVD to provide an overview of the subject.

  • Show the DVD to help start conversation on this sensitive topic.

  • By multiple copies and make them available for checkout.

  • Provide a copy to each client, and build in or subsidize the cost.

Buy this DVD

Buy this item through the online shopping cart. The online ordering process only accepts credit cards. If you would like to pay via purchase order, please contact the University of Minnesota Bookstores Extension Department. You may also contact the University of Minnesota Bookstores Extension Department at 612-301-3989 or webbooks@umn.edu.


"Everyone seems to be able to find a few minutes to watch this video. It helped me talk with my siblings about Mom and Dad's belongings."

— Adult Son

This DVD was originally created in 1999 by Marlene Stum, Professor and Extension specialist and members of the original program team.

Reviewed in 2018

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