There once was a man who had worked hard and pinched pennies all his life. His steadfast wife of 50 years had stood by his side, worked in his business, helped him be frugal, never spent money on any frivolities or even a vacation, and had taken care of him thru his last few years of ill health as well. Just before he died, he said to his wife...'My dear wife, you promised when we wed to love, honor and obey me. So, when I die, I want you to take all the money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me... Our loving children will take care of you, so you should have nothing to worry about.' And so he got his wife to promise him that she would honor her wedding vow this last time when he died, and would put all of the money into the casket with him. He died in peace a few hours later. Two days later, he was laid out in the cheapest casket with only one small bouquet of flowers on top per his instructions, his wife was sitting there dressed all in black, and their family, friends, and business associates were sitting next to her supporting her through the tearful services. When the ceremony was finished but just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, 'Wait just a moment!' She solemnly produced a metal box from under her chair, walked over with it, and put it in the casket in full view of everyone. Then the undertakers locked the casket down and they rolled it away to the awaiting hearse. As they walked out, her best friend whispered, "Honey, please tell me you were not fool enough to put all that money in there with your husband?!" The steadfast loyal wife replied, "Listen, I'm a Christian and I promised before God and everyone to love honor and obey my husband 50 years ago. I cannot go back on my vows or promise. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the casket with him, and I did." Her friend said, "--but --what can he do with it in Heaven? You mean to tell me you really did put all that money in the casket with him!?!?!?" "I sure did,' said the wife. 'I got it all together from all the different accounts, put it into my new account, and wrote him a check-- --If he can cash it within 30 days, then he can spend it!"