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 a dollar a word for the obituary, and he remembered Pete well. He was deeply saddened to hear about him passing away.
She thanked him for his kind words, and bemoaned the fact that she only had two dollars.
She wrote out the brief obituary: “Pete died.”
The newspaper man said he thought old Pete deserved more, and he’d give her three more words.
Mrs. Pete Monaghan thanked him and rewrote the obituary: “Pete died. Boat for sale.”