There was a man who had worked all of his life and had saved every spare penny he had.
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 of my money and place it in the coffin with me before I’m buried. I want to take my money to the afterlife.”
His wife promised him with all her heart that when he died she would put all of his money in the coffin with him.
Well, one day he died.
The wife, dressed in black, stood in front of his coffin at his freshly prepared grave with her closest friend beside her.
When the funeral service concluded, just before the undertakers were ready to lower the coffin, the wife said “Wait just a minute!”. She had a shoebox with her; she then approached the undertakers, whispered gently in their ears, who then proceeded to place the box inside the coffin for her.
The undertakers then sealed the coffin and lowered it down to its final resting place.
Her friend said, “I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in the coffin?”
The wife said, “Yes, I promised. I promised him that I was going to put his money in the coffin with him.”
Shocked, the friend said “You mean to tell me you put every penny of his money in that coffin with him?”
“I sure did” said the wife. “I cashed it all together, put it into my account and I wrote him a cheque.”