A man placed some flowers on the grave of his departed
mother and started back for his car, parked on the cemetery
road. His attention was diverted to a man kneeling at a grave.
The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity, and
kept repeating, "Why did you die? Why did you die?"
The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't want to
interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of hurt
and pain is more than I've ever seen before. For whom do
you mourn so deeply? Your Child? A parent? Who, may I
ask, lies in that grave?"
The mourner answered, "My wife's first husband! ... Why
did you die? Why did you die?"