Friday, 9 October 2009

Things that parishioners send....2

The Obedient Wife

There was a man who had worked all his life, had saved all of his money and was a real "miser" when it came to spending anything.
Just before he died, he said to his wife..."When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the coffin. I want to take it all to the afterlife with me."And so he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died, she would put his complete fortune into the coffin with him.
Well, he died.
He was stretched out in the coffin, his wife was sitting there - dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to close the lid, the wife said,"Wait just a moment!"
She had a small metal box with her; she came over with the box and put it beside him. Then the undertakers locked the top down and they rolled it away.
So her friend said,"Girl, I know you were not fool enough to put all that money in there with your husband."
The loyal wife replied, "Listen, as promised; I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the coffin with him.
"You mean to tell me you put that money in with him!?!?!?"
"I sure did," said the wife. "I got it all together, put it into my account and wrote him a cheque.... If he can cash it, then he can spend it."

1 comment:

Ian Poulton said...

Her cousin was a Ballymena man who promised a legacy to three friends if they each threw £50 into his grave.

The first man, with a look of great sadness thew in five £10 notes; the second man threw in a £50 note with tears running down his face. The third man was so moved he jumped into the grave, retrieved the £100 and left a cheque for £150.

A week later the third man was astonished when He got his bank statement. The cheque had been cashed: the undertaker was from Ballymena. ;-)