A family in Kerala was puzzled when the coffin of their mother arrived from United States. The Mother was in United States to visit her daughter.It was sent by one of the daughters. The dead body was so tightly squeezed inside the coffin, with no space left in it! When they opened the lid, they found a letter on top, which read as follows:-
With love from Lissy Mol
Dear brothers & sisters, I am sending our mothers body to you, since it was her wish that she should be cremated in the Forane Church cemetery. Sorry I could come along because nurses' salary is going to increase from next month so I doubt I will get it if I am not here.
You will find inside the coffin, Amma's body, 12 cans of cheese,10 packets of chocolates & 4 packets of badam. Please divide these among all of you. On the sides of her head there is a tin each of Nido & Tang. On Amma's feet you will find a new pair of Reebok shoes (size 10) for Biju. Also, there are 2 pairs of shoes for Lijju's & Ammani's sons. Hope the sizes are correct.
Amma is wearing 6 American T-shirts. The large size is for Biju & the others are for Tomy & Suresh. The 2 new jeans Amma is wearing are for the boys. The Swiss watch that Manju wanted is on Amma's left wrist.
Tangamma Aunty, Amma is wearing the necklace, earrings & ring that you asked for. Please take them. The 6 white cotton socks that Amma is wearing must be divided between Pradeep & Nikhil.
In Amma's pockets there are about 25 envelopes that are to be posted immediately. Some are drafts from the Exchange Company. Those marked "By hand" are to be hand delivered. (These letters are from my friends in the hostel-pisukkikal thanne enthu cheyyam?) and there is Rosamma's wedding album I brought to show (off) my friends in hospital on my last visit. Also, you will find some syringes & some other medicines which I don't know what for. But still I am sending them. Give it to the neighbours or Shanthamma, ok?
Jonny chettanu joli onnum ayilla. Prarthikkanam ketto! Ellavareyum orthu kondu shesham nerritu kanumbol.