Poor old Murphy didn’t have long to live and his four children were gathered around his deathbed.
As the eighty year old Irishman seemed to doze off in a blissful sleep, his children began to discuss the plans for his funeral.
One of his children wanted to spend a thousand Euros for a special coffin.
The second child thought that a plain wooden box would do while the third child was even prepared to dump the remains into a paper sack.
All of Murphy’s children agreed that there was no reason to spend much money, as their father, being dead, would never know the difference.
Just then, Murphy stirred from his slumber.
Having heard every word that his four children had said, he thought it was time to set the record straight.
“My children”, he said, “I have never told you this and never wanted to, but I can’t go to my final resting place with this burden. My darling children, your mother and I were never married”.
His oldest son was shocked. “You mean we’re…..”
Murphy said, “Aye you are. And cheap ones at that!”
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