Is there an upper limit on what people consider "too much money to hand over?"
I would be upset about my wife having to give her wedding ring over, but I would be ENRAGED if someone tried to take my deceased father's watch. It's a Rolex he bought way back in the day when he was stationed in Vietnam (before gold went through the roof). There is no way on God's green earth I could afford to replace it and the connection to my father is irreplacable.
Or should I go with the idea that it's only an object and that my father would want me to take care of myself? It's a real tough one.