Then here you return to court and the probate judge may apply the laws of intestacy if the will has no residual clause.
Here is the will I think you reference and here is the clause in that will.
2.3 ALL OTHER ASSETS.
I give everything else I own to my spouse. If I am not married at the time I sign this will or if my spouse dies before me, I give these assets to my children and the descendants of any deceased child. If no spouse, children, or descendants of children survive me, I choose 1 of the following distribution clauses by signing my name on the line after that clause. If I sign on both lines, if I fail to sign on either line, or if I am not now married, these assets will go under distribution clause (b).
Distribution clause, if no spouse, children, or descendants of children survive me.
(Select only 1)
(a) One-half to be distributed to my heirs as if I did not have a will, and one-half to be distributed to my spouse's heirs as if my spouse had died just after me without a will.
(b) All to be distributed to my heirs as if I did not have a will.
You cannot claim the note except through a probate proceeding where you are legally awarded it here.Sorry that the only way you have legal authority to inherit it.