A rich penny-pinching elderly man is on his deathbed. He turns to his long-suffering wife and says, “I want to take my money with me when I die. Promise me you’ll put it in the coffin with me.” His wife promises.
At the funeral, the new widow goes to the coffin and slips a box inside.
Her friend looks at her in horror. “Are you nuts?” she exclaims “He’s dead! Take the money for yourself.”
“I promised him I would and so I did. But, don’t worry.” the widow reassures her “I placed all the money in a new account I opened under my own name. Then I wrote him a check which I just placed in the coffin. He needs to deposit it to get the money. If he can cash it he can spend it!”