THE MEMORIAL STONE
A woman's husband died leaving $20,000 in cash. After everything was done at the funeral home and cemetery, she told her closest friend that there was no more money left.
Her friend said, "How can that be? You told me you had $20,000 a few days ago. How can you be broke?"
The widow said, "Well the funeral cost me $6,500. And, of course, I had to make the obligatory donation for the church and the organist and all. That was $500. And I spent another $500 for the wake, food and drinks, you know. The rest went for the memorial stone."
The friend said, "$12,500 for the memorial stone?? My God, how big was it?"
The widow said, "Three Carats!"
- Earl Taylor