The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, an
Anchorage man answered his door to find two grim-faced Alaska State
Troopers. "We're sorry Mr. Wilkens, but we have some information
about your wife," said one trooper.
"Tell me! Did you find her?" Wilkens asked nervously.
The troopers looked at each other… Then one said, "We have some bad
news, some good news, and some really great news. Which do you want
to hear first?"
Fearing the worst, an ashen Mr. Wilkens said, "Give me the bad news
The trooper said, "I'm sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we
found your wife's body in Kachemak Bay."
"Oh my God!" exclaimed Wilkens. Swallowing hard, he asked, "What's
the good news?"
The trooper continued, "When we pulled her up she had 12 twenty-five
pound king crabs and 6 good-size Dungeness crabs clinging to her."
Stunned, Mr. Wilkens demanded, "If that's the good news, what's the
The trooper said, "We're going to pull her up again tomorrow."