The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she
had just gotten married–for the fourth time. The interviewer asked
her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying
again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation.
“He’s a funeral director,” she answered.
“Interesting,” the newsman thought.
He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her
first three husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a
few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short
time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining
that she’d first married a banker when she was in her early 20’s, then
a circus ringmaster when in her 40’s, later on a preacher when in her
60’s, and now in her 80’s, a funeral director. The interviewer looked
at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with
such diverse careers.
She smiled and explained,
“I married one for the money,
two for the show,
three to get ready,
and four to go!”