It seems that Abe and Morey, two salesmen for an advertising agency, were traveling together through the midwest, when they were caught between towns during a driving snow storm.
The further they went, the worse conditions got, and they finally slid off into a ditch. Fortunately there was a house quite nearby.
They waded through the drifts to the house, and after a short conversation with the lady who answered the door, they were able to convince her that they were no danger to her, and she let them come in.
She prepared a meal for them, and during the conversation Abe and Morey learned that she was a widow of a few years standing.
Conditions continued to deteriorate, and she prepared the guest room for Abe and Morey.
The next day about 10:00 AM, a snowplow came through and helpfully pulled the salesmen's car our of the ditch, after cleaning the road. Abe and Morey thanked th widow Brown and went on their rounds.
Nine months later, Abe called Morey, and asked if Morey had, by some chance, happened to have drifted down the hall to the wodow Brown's bedroom after he (Abe) had gone to sleep. After a little hemming and hawing, Morey admitted he had. With a little further prodding, he admitted that he had given the good lady Abe's name, address and phone number as his own.
Where upon Abe said, "That explains this letter from her lawyer saying she has left her entire estate to me!"
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