The local news station was interviewing an 85-year-old
lady because she had just married for the fourth
time.The interviewer asked her questions about her life,
about what it felt like to be marrying again at 85, 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, then a
preacher when in her 60's, and now in her 80's, the
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and
asked why she had married four men with such diverse
She smiled and patiently explained, " I married one for
the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and
four to go."