Derrick died. His will provided $40,000 for an elaborate funeral.
As the last guests departed the affair, his wife Sarah turned to her
oldest and dearest friend. 'Well, I'm sure Derrick would be pleased,' she
'I'm sure you're right,' replied Jody, who lowered her voice and leaned
in close. 'How much did this really cost?'
'All of it,' said Sarah. 'Forty thousand as decided in Derrick's will.
'No!' Jody exclaimed. 'I mean, it was very nice, but $40,000?'
Sarah answered, 'The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to church.
The whisky, wine and snacks were another $500.
The rest went for the Memorial Stone.'
Jody computed quickly. '$32,500 for a Memorial Stone?
My God, how big is it?'
'Four and a half carats :image035: