An old man was on his death bed

An old man was on his death bed. He wanted badly to take some of his money with him. He called his priest, his doctor and his lawyer to his bedside. “Here’s $30,000 cash to be held by each of you. I trust you to put this in my coffin when I die so I can take all my money with me.”

At the funeral, each man put an envelope in the coffin. Riding away in a limousine, the priest suddenly broke into tears and confessed, “I had only put $20,000 into the envelope because I needed $10,000 for a new baptistery.”

“Well, since we’re confiding in each other,” said the doctor, “I only put $10,000 in the envelope because we needed a new machine at the hospital which cost $20,000.”

The lawyer was aghast. “I’m ashamed of both of you,” he exclaimed. “I want it known that when I put my envelope in that coffin, it held my personal check for the full $30,000.”

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4 thoughts on “An old man was on his death bed”

  1. Am I missing something? It looks like only half a joke.

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  2. Thanks. It was only part of a joke but I’ve gotten it fixed and added the rest.

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  3. And thank you! I’d like to change my vote to a 10, if you can do that.

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  4. I’ll bet the lawyer is charging his widow for attending the funeral

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