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Sam died, leaving a will that provided $30,000 for an elaborate funeral.

As the last of the visitors departed the affair, his widow, Helen,
turned to her oldest friend and said, "Well, I'm sure Sam would be pleased."

"I'm sure you're right," replied Jody, who then lowered her voice and
leaned in close, "How much did this really cost?"

"All of it," said Helen. "$30,000."

"No!" Jody exclaimed. "I mean, it was very nice, but $30,000?"

Helen replied, "The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to the church.
The wake, food, and drinks were another $500. The rest went for the
memorial stone."

Jody computed quickly. "$22,500 for a memorial stone? My God, how big is it?"

"Two and a half carats."