Ira and Esther Goldberg had a large family of seven healthy children. They
moved to America from Europe and were having a difficult time finding an apartment
to live in. Many apartments were large enough, but the landlords objected to
such a large family.
After several days of unsuccessful searching, Ira asked Esther to take the
four younger children to visit the cemetery, while he took the older three to
find an apartment.
After they had looked most of the morning, they found a place that was just
right. The landlord asked the usual question: "How many children do you have?"
Ira answered with a deep sigh, "Seven...but four are with their dear mother
in the cemetery."
He got the apartment!