A family with seven children moved to a new city. They wanted to rent a townhouse until they could get a feel for the area and choose a home where their kids would be in good schools and they could be conveniently located.
They found plenty of rental townhouses that were large enough, but the landlords always objected to having a family of nine occupy the place.
In frustration, the husband asked his wife to take the four youngest children and go visit the local cemetery. She was puzzled by his request, but went along with it. He and the other three children headed off to investigate another townhouse they had found.
The place was perfect and the gentleman told the landlord he would take it. Then came the usual question, "I see you have children. How many are there in the family?"
He gave out with a deep sigh, then said, "Seven. But four are with their dear mother in the cemetery."
He got the townhouse.