Friday, December 01, 2006

Useful Coffin

A Patel family in Gujarat was puzzled when the coffin
of their dead
mother arrived from the US. It was sent by one of the

The dead body was very tightly squeezed inside the
coffin, with no
space left in it when they opened the lid; they found
a letter on top
addressed to her brothers and sisters:

Dear Chandrakantbhai, Arvindbhai, Mohan and Varsha,

I am sending Ba's body to you, since it was her wish
that she should
be cremated in the compound of our ancestral home in

Sorry, I could not come along as all of my paid leave
is consumed. You
will find inside the coffin, under Ba's body, 12 cans
of cheese, 10
Packets of Tobler chocolates and 8 packets of Badam.
Please divide
these among all of you. On Ba's feet you will find a
new pair of
Reebok shoes (size 10) for Mohan. There are also 2
pairs of shoes
for Radha's and Lakshmi 's sons. Hope the sizes are

Ba is wearing 6 American T-Shirts. The large size is
for Mohan. Just
distribute the rest among yourselves. The 2 new Jeans
that Ba's is
wearing are for the boys. The Swiss watch that Reema
wanted is on
Ba's left wrist.

Shanta masi, Ba is wearing the necklace, earrings and
ring that you
asked for. Please take them off her.

The 6 white cotton socks that Ba is wearing must be
divided among my
nephews. Please distribute all these fairly.

Love Smita

PS: And if anything more required let me know soon as
Bapuji is also
not feeling too well nowadays...

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