Memorial Stone

Fred’s Will provided $30,000 for an elaborate funeral. As the last guests
departed the affair, his wife, Helen, turned to her oldest friend. “Well,
I’m sure Fred would be pleased,” she said.

“I’m sure you’re right,” replied Jody, who lowered her voice and leaned in
close. “How much did this really cost?”

“All of it,” said Helen. “Thirty thousand.”

“No!” Jody exclaimed. “I mean, it was very nice, but $30,000?”

Helen answered, “The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to the church. The
wake, food and drinks were another $500. The rest went for the memorial
stone.”

Jody computed quickly. “$22,500 for a memorial stone? My God, how big is
 it?”

Two and a half carats.”

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4 Comments

  1. ben said,

    September 22, 2006 at 8:03 am

    *snort*

  2. Julie said,

    September 22, 2006 at 8:31 am

    Ha! That was great!

  3. Diana said,

    September 22, 2006 at 9:03 am

    Smart woman…that sounds like the type of memorial stone I’d like, too! LOL!

  4. jerseytjej said,

    September 23, 2006 at 3:04 am

    A greater tribute has never been made!


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