Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Promise

There was an old 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.

Just before he died, he told wife, "Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. I want to take my money with me to the afterlife."

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.

On the day of his funeral, he was stretched out in the casket, and his wife was sitting there in her black dress, 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 and she took 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."

She said, "Yes, I promised him I would and I am an honest woman. I can't lie. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him and I did."

"You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?"

"I sure did," said the wife. "I got it all together, put it into my account, and then I wrote him out a check."

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