I had a customer this year that started as a one time cut but by the end was almost every week plus he paid for a few extras. He was a great customer always first to pay. When the end of the year came I thought he was going to stiff me for $60 that he owed. His phone was out, never replied to letters ect... Finally got a check in the mail from his mother said "sorry this is late I just found it Andy died Nov. 13th" I was shocked this guy was only 33. I'm not sure if I should cash the check, I know I did the work and deserve payment but I dont know if I want his mother having to pay his old bills. I'm sending a sympathy card and if I dont cash the check I will tell her in the card so not to screw up her checking acct. What are your thoughts, I'm thinking the stuff he owned will be sold and old debts will be paid with this money. Anyone else come across a situation like this?