Frank Greiner (defendant) was disinherited by his father. Maggie Greiner (plaintiff), Frank's mother, promised him that, if he would move, she would give him property, though she did not specify what or how much property. Frank moved and began to occupy an 80-acre tract of land, though a deed was never executed. Maggie did say that she was going to give Frank a deed. Maggie filed an action against Frank to recover possession of the 80-acre tract. The trial court entered judgment for Frank and ordered Maggie to execute a deed conveying the land to Frank. Maggie appealed.