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 his money. 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 casket with me.
I want to take my money 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 all of the money into the casket
with him. Well, he died...
as he was stretched out in the casket,
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 casket, the wife said, 'Wait just a moment!'
She had a small metal box with her;
she came over with the box and put
it in the casket. Then the undertakers
locked the casket down and they rolled it away.
So her friend said, 'Girl, I know you were not foolish enough to put all that money in there with your husband.'
The loyal wife replied, 'Listen, I'm a Christian;
I cannot go back on my word.
I promised him that I was going to put that money
into the casket with him.' You mean to tell me you
put that money in the casket 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 where he is, then he can spend it.'
She really thought this over
Sure hope you got your daily chuckle today.
As my Mom would say," Smile your face won't crack."
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome
Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden