There was a man who had worked all of his life and
had saved all of his money. He was a real miser when it came to his money.
He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he
said to his wife, "Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money
and place it in the casket with me. I wanna take my money with me when I
So he got his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died, she
would put all the money in the casket with him.
he died. He was stretched out in the casket, the wife was sitting there in
black next to her closest friend. When they finished the ceremony, just
before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, "Wait
just 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 down and rolled it away. Her friend
said, "I hope you weren't crazy enough to put all that money in the casket."
"Yes, I promised. I'm a good Christian, I can't lie. I promised him that I
was going to put that money in that casket with him."
"You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with
"I sure did," said the wife. "I got it all together, put it into my account,
and wrote him a check."