And there was the time Larry died. His will provided $100 000 for an
At the funeral, as the last guests departed, the widow, Sarah,
turned to her oldest and dearest friend, Jodie, and said, “Well, I’m
sure Larry would have been be pleased with that.”
“I’m sure you’re right,” said Jodie. She then lowered her voice and
leaned in close. “How much did this really cost?”
“All of it - all $100 000.”
“You can’t be serious!” Jody exclaimed.
Sarah said, “Well, the funeral was $9 000. I donated $1000 to the
church. The drinks and snacks came to $3 000. The rest went for the
Jodie computed quickly. “You spent $87 000 for a memorial stone? For
heaven’s sake, how big is it?”
“Five carats,” said Sarah.