The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, an Anchorage
man answered his door to find two grim-faced Alaska State Troopers on the
"We're sorry Mr. Wilkins, but we have some information about your
wife," said one trooper.
"Well tell me now! Did you find her?" Wilkins shouted.
The troopers looked at each other. One said, "We have some bad news,
some good news, and some really great news. Which do you want to hear
Fearing the worst, an ashen Wilkins said, "Give me the bad news
The trooper said, "I'm sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we
found your wife's body in Kachemak Bay." "Oh my God!" exclaimed Wilkins.
Swallowing hard, he asked, "What's the good news?"
The trooper continued, "When we pulled her up she had twelve 25 pound
king crabs and six good-sized Dungeness crabs clinging to her body."
Stunned, Wilkins demanded, "If that's the good news, what's the great
The trooper replied, "We're pulling her up again tomorow."
"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac
"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."
~Harry S. Truman