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07-17-2007, 11:10
Mary Dooley, a spinster in the village, was dying, so she called Patrick O'Fagan, the local post-master, who also doubled as the undertaker.

"Patrick," she said,"Oi've lived a long virtuous life, and I want it to be noted on my tombstone."

"That you have, Mary, that you have. How can I help."

"I want my tombstone engraved: `Born a virgin, Lived a virgin, Died a virgin.'"

Mary duly died, but her estate wasn't very large, and tombstones and engraving are very expensive.

Patrick gave it much thought, and finally had her tombstone engraved:

"Returned Unopened."