The interviewer was asking her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation.
The lady tells him that her new husband is a funeral director.
“Interesting,” the newsman thinks….
He then asks her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little bit about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.
She then pauses for a few moments, needing some time to reflect on all of those years. After a short time, a smile comes to her face as she answers proudly, explaining to the newsman that she had remembered each of her husbands.
The first, she says, was a banker, whom she married in her 20s. In her 40s, she married a circus ringmaster. In her 60s, she married a preacher, and now, in her 80s, she’s marrying a funeral director.
The newsman is astonished at this development, having never met anybody who had been in so many relationships with so many different and diverse careers. He asks her why, if there was any reason, did she choose to marry those specific people.
She responds, “I married one for the money, two for the show. Three to get ready, and four to go!”