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September 24, 2003

Memorial Stone

A woman's husband dies. He had $30,000 to his name.

After everything is done at the funeral home and cemetery, she tells her closest friend that there is no money left.

The friend says, "How can that be? You told me he had $30,000 a few days before he died. How could you be broke?"

The widow says, "Well, the funeral cost me $6,500. And of course, I had to make the obligatory donation to the temple and all. That was $500 and I spent another $500 for the shiva, food and drinks, you know. The rest went for the memorial stone."

The friend says "$22,500 for the memorial stone? My God, how big was it?"

The widow says, "Three carats."

[Found over at SilverBlue.]

Posted by Peskie at September 24, 2003 12:00 PM