Sometime after a man died, his widow, was finally able to speak about what a thoughtful and wonderful man her late husband had been.
'He thought of everything,' she told them. 'Just before he died, he called me to his bedside. He handed me three envelopes. 'Honey,' he told me, 'I have put all my last wishes in these three envelopes. After I am dead, please open them and do exactly as I have instructed. Then, I can rest in peace.''
'What was in the envelopes?' her friends asked.
'The first envelope contained $5,000 with a note, 'Please use this money to buy a nice casket.' So I bought a beautiful casket with such a comfortable lining that I know he is resting very comfortably.'
'The second envelope contained $10,000 with a note, 'Please use this for a nice funeral.' I arranged him a very dignified funeral and bought all his favourite foods for everyone attending.'
'And the third envelope?' asked her friends.
'The third envelope contained $25,000 with a note, 'Please use this to buy a nice stone.''
Holding her hand in the air and showing off her diamond ring, she said, 'So, do you like my stone?'