Trying to Take It with You

A stingy old man was on his deathbed. Before he died, he was determined to prove wrong the old saying, “You can’t take it with you.” After much thought and consideration, he devised a scheme to take at least some of his money with him when he died.

He instructed his wife to go to the bank and withdraw enough money to fill two pillow cases. He then directed her to take the bags of money to the attic and leave them directly above his bed. His plan was that when he passed away, he would reach out and grab the bags on his way to heaven.

After the funeral, the deceased’s wife went up in the attic. Coming upon the two pillow cases stuffed with cash she sighed, “That damned fool should have had me put the money in the basement.”

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