Monday, April 14, 2014

The Miser

    There was a man who had worked all of his life and had saved all of 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 want to take my money to the afterlife." And so he made his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died, she would put all the money in the casket with him. 
     As it does for all of us, the day came when he died. He was stretched out in the casket, the wife was sitting there in black with one of her friends sitting next to her. 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. 
     Her friend said, "Girl I know you weren't fool enough to put all that money in the casket." "Listen," she said, "a promise is a promise, and I can't go back on my word. 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 all 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 I wrote him a check." 

Footprints in Time, Thomas E. Broadbent, editor, October 2004, p. 4.

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