A man placed some flowers on the grave of
his dearly departed mother and started back
toward his car when his attention was
diverted to another man kneeling at a grave.
The man seemed to be praying with profound
intensity and kept repeating, "Why did you
have to die? Why did you have to die?"
The first man approached him and said, "Sir,
I don't wish to intrude on your private
grief, but this demonstration of pain is more
than I've ever seen before. For whom do you
mourn so deeply? A child? A parent?"
The mourner took a moment to collect himself,
then replied, "My wife's first husband."