An old man whose wife had recently passed away decided to place an obituary in the local paper.
He went to see the editor and was told it would cost $10 a word.
After turning out the contents of his pocket, the old man found $30 in loose change.
He wrote: “Mary Smith Dead”.
Seeing this, the editor felt so sorry for him he said: “For $30 you can have seven words.”
The old man thanked him and thought for a while. Then he wrote: “Mary Smith Dead. Ford Focus for Sale”.