Murphy dropped dead the moment he arrived home from a vacation in the tropics.
He was laid out in the coffin for friends and neighbours to pay their last respects.
“He’s got a great tan” Mrs Doolan from next door mused. “The holiday did him the world of good.”
“And he looks so calm and serene” said Mrs McGuiness.
“That’s because he died in his sleep.” explained Mrs Murphy, “and he doesn’t know he’s dead yet, but when he wakes up, the shock will kill him!”
Credit: Thanks Pamela