The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she
had just gotten 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 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 to 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, and 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 why she had
married four men with such diverse careers.
She smiled and explained,


"I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go!