THE MEMORIAL STONE
Billy died…His will provided $30,000 for this elaborate funeral.
As the last guests departed the affair, his wife, Joyce, turned to her oldest and dearest friend, Jonelle.
“Well, I’m sure Billy would be pleased,” she said.
“I’m sure you’re right,” replied Jonelle, who lowered her voice and leaned in close.
“How much did this really cost?”
“All of it,” said Joyce … “Thirty thousand dollars.”
“No!” Jonelle exclaimed. “I mean, it was very nice, but $30,000?”
Joyce answered, “The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to the church.
The whiskey, wine, food and snacks were another $500. The rest went for the Memorial Stone.”
Jonelle quickly computed the total of $7,500 and said “$22,500 for a Memorial Stone? My God, how big is it?”
Joyce answered, “Two and a half carats.”