The Money Man

There was a man who had worked all 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, because I want to take my money with me to the afterlife.”
His wife promised him with all her heart that when he died, she would put the money in the casket with him.
Well, he died.
He was stretched out in the casket; his wife was dressed in black and sitting next to her closest friend.
When the ceremony ended, just before the undertakers closed the casket, the wife said “wait a minute!”
She ran up with a box and placed it in the casket.
The undertakers then locked the casket and rolled it away.
Her friend said, “Girlfriend, I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all the money in there with that man.”
The wife said, “Yes, I promised. I’m a good person and I can’t go back on my word. I told him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him.”
“You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?”
“I sure did,” the wife answered. “I wrote him a check.”

Source: http://services.juniata.edu/jcpress/lantern/june_july03.pdf

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