When Abe died, his will provided $40,000 for an elaborate funeral.
As the last guests departed the affair, his wife Esther turned to her oldest and dearest friend. “Ah well, Abe would be pleased,” she said.
“You’re right,” replied Sarah, who lowered her voice and leaned in close.
“So go on, how much did this really cost?'” ………………………. “All of it,” said Esther. “Forty thousand.”
“Aw No!” Sarah exclaimed, “I mean, it was very grand, but $40,000?!!!”
Esther answered, “The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to the Synagogue. The whisky, wine and snacks were another $500. The rest went for the Memorial Stone.”
Sarah computed quickly………….”For the love of God, Esther, $32,500 for a Memorial Stone? How big is it?”