by the local news station because she had just
got 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 bit 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 upon her face and she answered
proudly, explaining that she had 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 her why she had married four men with such
She smiled and explained...
"I married one for the money, two for the show,
three to get ready, and four to go."