Get in line!

An Italian woman was leaving a convenience store with her espresso when she noticed a most unusual Italian funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery:<>

A black hearse was followed by a second black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one.<>

Behind the second hearse was a solitary Italian woman walking a dog on a leash.<>

Behind her, a short distance back were about 200 women walking single file.<>

The woman couldn’t stand the curiosity.<>

She respectfully approached the Italian woman walking the dog and said:<>

“I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but I’ve never seen an Italian funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?”<>

“My husband’s.”<>

” What happened to him?”<>

“He yelled at me and my dog attacked and killed him.”<>

She inquired further. “But who is in the second hearse?”<>

The Italian woman answered.<>

“My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her.”<>

A very poignant and touching moment of Italian sisterhood and silence passed between the two women…<>

“Can I borrow the dog?”<>

The woman replied, “Get in line.”<>

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