A Wife Finds a Way to Avoid Her Husband’s Greedy Dying Wish
“I’ve realized that people will forget what you said and what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou famously said.
This is something that many of us wish to achieve. We do polite, moral, and upright things because we want to leave a positive legacy.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some people succumb to their most selfish desires, wishing to live their lives on their terms regardless of how they affect others, and greed is one of the most common ways they do it.
One widow in a story that has haunted me for years was nothing like her late husband. Her husband worked hard for his money and believed he deserved to keep it all to himself. He wanted his noble wife, led by her moral compass, to put her integrity on the line to satisfy his dying request. She devised a means to maintain her integrity while fulfilling her husband’s wish during his funeral, and the idea is nothing short of remarkable…
“Once upon a time, there was a man who had worked his entire life and saved every penny he had.
He was a true scrooge when it came to money. He was preoccupied with money, telling his wife shortly before his death, ‘Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the grave with me.’ I’d like to spend all of my money to the afterlife.’
As a result, he got his wife to promise that if he died, she would place all of the money in the casket with him when he passed away one day.
He was spread out in the casket, and his wife sat next to their best buddy in black.” ‘Wait a minute!’ the wife exclaimed as they ended the ceremony and the undertakers were about to close the casket.
She had a shoebox with her, so she carried it to the casket and placed it inside. The casket was then locked and rolled away by the undertakers.
‘I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in there with that stingy old man,’ her companion replied.
‘I promised,’ she said. I can’t lie because I’m a decent Christian. ‘I promised him I’d put that money in the coffin with him.’
‘Are you saying you put every penny of his money in the coffin with him?’
‘I did,’ the woman replied. ‘I gathered everything, placed it in my account, and wrote him a cheque.’