Sunday Funny: The awesome power of a wife’s love.

Martha Stewart Chocolate Chip Cookie Image

A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death’s doorway, he suddenly smelled fresh-baked cookies wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed.
Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands. With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen.  

Were it not for death’s agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven. There, spread out on newspapers on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite: chocolate chip cookies!

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table.  His shaking, aged and withered hand made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table.

Suddenly a spatula smacked his hand. “Stay out of those,” his wife  said. “They’re  for the funeral.”

Many thanks SIR RALPH at Bluefish Way for sending this one! I did a quick search, many versions of

granter of giggles

this piece are out there, so I have

not credited anyone. If you know the name of the author, share it with me.

*And a special note from Martha Stewart, “Chocolate Chip Cookies, it’s a good thing…see my recipe to prepare for your next funeral.”

Okay, she didn’t say THAT, but it did sound like something she’d SAY. Here’s her recipe, make a batch today…soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Disclaimer: No husbands were harmed in the making of this post, either in the test groups or the random samplers. 😉

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6 thoughts on “Sunday Funny: The awesome power of a wife’s love.

  1. Now, THAT’s a pre-funeral story!

    My aunt had a dear friend whose husband hadn’t been allowed his favorite brownies since he’d been diagnosed with diabetes. He tried so hard to eat healthy food, but he really missed his cookies. When he died, his wife supposedly asked for a few moments alone with him for a private farewell before the funeral began.
    She had baked a pan of a dozen of the richest, chewiest, most chocolatey brownies, and while she was alone with him, she tucked all twelve pieces in the casket with him, hiding them inside his suit, under him, etc. Such a loving sendoff!

    • wait, yours is a story worth penning! What an awesome wife. I can see him now, tucked in for a long journey and a smile planted firmly on his face and hers!
      better than anything someone could imagine, Marylin.

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