The 98 year old Mother Superior from Ireland was dying. The
nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey
comfortable. They gave her some warm milk to drink but she
refused. Then one of the nuns took the glass back to the
Remembering a bottle of Irish whiskey received as a gift the
previous Christmas, she opened and poured a generous amount
into the warm milk. Back at Mother Superior’s bed, she held
the glass to her lips. Mother drank a little, then a little
more and before they knew it, she had drunk the whole glass
down to the last drop.
“Mother,” the nuns asked with earnest, “please give us some
wisdom before you die.”
She raised herself up in bed and with a pious look on her
face said, “Don’t sell that cow.