A man passed away and left a will that dessgnated $30,000 to cover the expense of an elaborate funeral he wished to be held in his honor. As the last guests were leaving the service, a close family friend asked the man's widow how much of the money she had used for the funeral.
"All of it," the widow said. "I spent the whole $30,000."
"Oh," exclaimed the friend. "I mean, it was very nice, but $30,000?"
"The funeral was $6,500, I donated $500 to the church, the food and refreshments were another $500, and the rest went toward the memorial stone," the widow explained.
The friend quickly computed the total and was stunned. "You spent $22,500 on a memorial stone? How big is it?" the friend asked.
"Two and a half carats," the widow replied.