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.
Susan Shapiro Barash is an established writer of nonfiction books on womens issues and teaches gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Her expertise in the gender and relationships field is frequently sought by the media and she blogs regularly for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
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