The day after his wife disappeared in a
kayaking accident, an Anchorage man answered
his door to find two grim-faced Alaska State
"We're sorry Mr. Wilkens, but we have some
information about your wife,"said one trooper.
"Tell me!! Did you find her?" Wilkens 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 Mr. Wilkens said,
"Give me the bad news first."
The trooper said, "I'm sorry to tell you, sir,
but this morning we found your wife's body in
"Oh my God!" exclaimed Wilkens. Swallowing hard,
he asked, "What's the good news?"
The trooper continued. "When we pulled her up
she had 2 twenty-five pound king crabs and 6
good-size Dungeness crabs on her."
Stunned, Mr. Wilkens demanded, "If that's the
good news, what's the great news?"
The trooper said, "We're going to pull her up