Silly party hats, balloons, melted ice cream, pin the tail on the donkey. As children, it didnt take much to create a celebration. What does it take today? Is it an impossible to get reservation at the newest restaurant? Something sparkly in a small box? Maybe champagne and caviar? While those do make for a special time (especially that something sparkly) things seem to have gotten mixed up somewhere along the way.
Lying on his deathbed, the rich, miserly old man calls to his long-suffering wife. I want to take all my money with me, he tells her. So promise me youll put it in the casket. After the man dies, his widow attends the memorial service with her best friend. Just before the undertaker closes the coffin, his widow places a small metal box inside. The widows friend looks at her in horror. Surely, she says, you didnt put the money in there.