The Cost of Her Husbands Gravestone

Submitted by Inchcock

Saturday, 10 July 2010

A woman's husband dies. He had £40,000 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 £40,000 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 for the church and the organist and all. That was £800 and I spent another £800 for the wake, food and drinks, you know.

The rest went for the memorial gravestone."

The friend says, "£17,500 for the memorial stone? My God, how big was it?"

The widow says, "Three carats."

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