Paddy died. His will provided $40,000 for an elaborate funeral.
As the last guests departed the affair, his wife Colleen turned to her oldest and dearest friend.
“Ah well, Paddy would be pleased,” she said.
“You’re right,” replied Mary, who lowered her voice and leaned in close.
“So go on, how much did this really cost?'”
“All of it,” said Colleen. “Forty thousand.”
“Aw No!” Mary exclaimed, “I mean, it was very grand, but $40,000?!!!”
Colleen answered, “The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to the church.
The whisky, wine and snacks were another $500.
The rest went for the Memorial Stone.”
Mary computed quickly.
“For the love of God Colleen, $32,500 for a Memorial Stone?
How big is it?”
Thanks Ello, for this little beauty.
I thought you would enjoy it, Tilly.
It certainly made me smile>
It’s 6am at my house and this was a great laugh first thing in the morning.
Celia, a good start to the day is what we all need. Hope it was a good one.
Women just wait in anticipation for their husbands to die.
Oh no we don’t!!!
HaHa ai’d take a trip to Ireland to scatter his ashes. Dianne
Dianne, interesting idea.
LOL…Well dang I’m a bit upset for not thinking of that my own self…thank you for the laughter!
Brighid, glad it gave you a laugh! Mind you, I would not like the weight of a monster like that on my hand all the time!
Good one 🙂
Paddy obviously thought highly of himself — and the wife made a wise memorial investment. 🙂
Don’t all men do that, Mike? 😉
Why do think that I am spending every penny I have RIGHT NOW ! 😉
You go on spending your hard earned fortune and and leave people real memories. Memorial stones only bring problems…. Insurance, risk of burglery, arm aches etc!