A miserly old man was diagnosed with a terminal illness and determined to prove wrong the old saying, “You can’t take it with you.”
After much thought, the old geezer finally figured out how 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 pillowcases. and take the bags of money to the attic and leave them directly above his bed.
His plan: When he passed away, he would reach out and grab the bags on his way to heaven. Several weeks after the funeral, the deceased man’s wife, up in the attic cleaning came upon the two forgotten pillowcases stuffed with cash.
“Oh, that old skinflint” she exclaimed. “I knew he should have told me put the money in the basement.”