There was a man who worked
all of his life and 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 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.
Well, one day 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," the wife said, "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
"You mean to tell me you put every cent of his
money in the casket with him?"
"I sure did. I got it all together, put it into
my account and I wrote him a check."