An elderly woman from south Alabama goes into the local newspaper office to see that the obituary for her recently deceased husband is written. The obit editor informs her that the fee for the obituary is 50 cents a word. She pauses, reflects and then says, "Well, then, let it read, "Billy Bob died."

Amused at the woman's thrift, the editor says, "Sorry ma'am there is a 7 word minimum on all obituaries." She thinks things over and in a few seconds says, "In that case, let it read, "Billy Bob died - 1983 pickup for sale."