An old, stingy lawyer was dying and was determined to prove wrong the old saying; "You can’t take it with you."
He told his wife to go down to the bank and withdraw enough money to fill two pillowcases. His plan: Put the bags directly over his bed and when he died grab them on his way up to heaven.
One day the old ambulance chaser died. When his wife was up cleaning in the attic one day, she came across the forgotten pillowcases.
She then said to herself, "That old fool. I knew he should have had me put them in the basement!"