Pete Monaghan, an Irishman who had been living in South Carolina for some years, sadly passed away. Mrs Monaghan went to the local newspaper office to pay for her husband’s obituary.
The kind man at the desk told her that it was ten dollars a word for the obituary and that he remembered Pete well. He was deeply saddened to hear about the old Irishman passing away.
Mrs Monahan thanked him for his kind words, but was saddened by the fact that she only had twenty dollars.
So, she he wrote out a very brief obituary that simple said, “Pete died”.
The newspaper man said that he thought old Pete deserved more and he offered her three more words free of charge.
Mrs Monaghan thanked him and rewrote the obituary, “Pete died. Boat for sale”.
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