There was a man who had worked all his life, had saved all of his
money and was a real miser.
He loved money more than 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 put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the
afterlife with me."
So he got his wife to promise him with all of her heart that when
he died, she would put all of the money in the casket with him.
Well, he died. He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was
sitting there in black, and her friend was 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 box with her, she came over with the box and put it
in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down, and
they rolled it away.
So her friend said, "Girl, I know you weren't fool enough to put
all that money in there with your husband."
She said, "I can't go back on my word. I promised him that I was
gonna put that money in that casket with him."
"You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him?"
"I sure did," said the wife. "I wrote him a check".