A father told his children ... two sons and a daughter ... when he sent them to the
university: "I feel it's my duty to provide you with the best possible education, and you do not owe me anything for that. However, I want you to appreciate it. As a token, please each put $1,000 into my coffin when I die."
And so it happened. His sons became a doctor and a financial planner, and the daughter became a lawyer. Each very successful financially. When their father's time had come and they saw their father in the coffin, they remembered his wish.
First, it was the doctor who put 10 $100 bills onto the chest of the deceased. Then, came the financial planner, who also put $1,000 there.
Finally, it was the heartbroken lawyer daughter's turn. She dipped into her
purse, took out her checkbook, wrote a check for $3,000, put it into
her father's coffin, and took the $2,000 cash
She later went on to become a senator from New York and a 2016 Democratic party candidate for President of the United States.