They were standing on the back of the boat watching the storm,
when a wave came up and washed the old man overboard.
They searched for days and couldn't find him,
so the captain sent the old woman back to shore with the promise that he would notify her as soon as they found something.
Three weeks went by and finally the old woman got a fax from the boat.
It read: “Ma'am, sorry to inform you, we found your husband dead at the bottom of the ocean.
We hauled him up to the deck and attached to his butt was an oyster and in it was a pearl worth $50,000. Please advise.”
The old woman faxed back:
“Send me the pearl and re-bait the trap.”