Some people just love money way too much. So much so that they put money above everything else in their lives, including their very own family. So what happens when someone is horribly greedy and wants to take all of their cash with them to their grave? I have no idea what they hope to accomplish by doing this but check out this story about a widow who made a promise to her greedy husband to bury him with all of his money. Yes, that was his dying wish… what a swell guy, eh?
Anyway, his wife, being the honourable woman that she is, wanted to make good on her promise despite the complete ridiculousness of the situation. But needless to say, she wanted to figure out a way around the absurdity of his request.
“There was a man who had worked all of his life and has saved all of his money.
He was a real cheapskate 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. Because I want to take all my money to the after life.’
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. When one day he died.”
“He was stretched out in the casket, the wife was sitting there in black next to their best friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, ‘Wait a minute!’
She had a shoebox with her, she came over with the box and placed it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket and rolled it away.”
“Her friend said, ‘I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in there with that stingy old man.’
She said, ‘Yes, I promised. I’m a good Christian, I can’t lie. I promised him that I was 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,’ said the wife. ‘I got it all together, put it into my account and I wrote him a check.’”
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