There was a man who had worked all his life, had saved all of his money, and was a real miser when it came to his money.
Just before he died, he said to his wife, “When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.”
And so he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died, she would put all of the money into the casket with him.
Soon after, he died. He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, and the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, “Wait just a moment!”
She had a small metal box with her, and she got up and put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down and rolled it away.
The woman’s friend stared at her. “Girl, I know you were not foolish enough to put all that money in there with your husband!”
The loyal wife replied, “Listen, I’m a Christian; I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the casket with him.”
The friend’s mouth dropped open. “You mean to tell me you actually put the money in there?!
“I sure did,” said the wife. “I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a check. If he can cash it, then he can spend it.”
Thanks to Gordon Welch for this joke. He gave it to us 6 years ago. RIP Gordon. We miss your weekly visits.