A 98-year-old Mother Superior from Ireland 

was dying. The nuns gathered around her bed

 trying to make her last journey comfortable. 

They tried giving her some warm milk to drink

 but she refused it. One of the nuns took the 

glass back to the kitchen and remembering a 

bottle of Irish whiskey received as a gift the 

previous Christmas… She opened it and 

poured a generous amount into the warm 

milk. Back at Mother Superior’s bed, the nun 

held the glass to her lips. Mother drank a 

little…. Then a little more. 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 

whispered, “Don’t sell that cow!”