There was a man who had worked all of his life and had saved all of his money.
He was a real cheapskate when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything.
One day, the man fell ill. He was told by the doctors that he didn’t have long to live.
After finding out, the first thing he told his wife was, “Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. Because I want to take all my money to the afterlife.”
“I promise,” said his wife, who would now face a very poor life as a widow.
A short time later, the husband passed away. The funeral took place at their local church.
He was stretched out in the casket; the wife was sitting there in black next to their best friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, “Wait a minute!”
She had a shoe box with her, she came over with the box and placed it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket and rolled it away.
Her friend said, “What was that shoe box?”
The widow replied, “He wanted to be buried with all his money, so I put it in there.”
“Are you crazy?! You buried that cheapskate with all of his fortunes?”
She said, “Yes, I promised. I’m a good Christian; I can’t lie. I promised him that I would put that money in that casket with him.”
“But he was rich, how did it all manage to fit inside that shoe box?”
“Well, that was a problem,” said the wife. “So I got it all together, put it into my account, and I wrote him a check….”
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