The Obituary

Clara called the local newspaper office to place an obituary for her recently deceased husband. After the editor informed her that the fee for the obituary was charged by the word, she paused for a moment before saying, “Well, then, let it read ‘George Putnam died’.”

Confounded at the woman’s thrift, the editor stammered that there was a 7-word minimum for all obituaries.

Clara paused again, counted on her fingers and replied, “In that case, ‘George Putnam died. Chevy Blazer for sale.’”

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