Father O'Malley rose from his bed. It was a find spring day in his new downtown Boston, Mass. parish. He walked to the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of the beautiful day outside.He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead in the middle of his front lawn. He promptly called US Senator Kerry's office for assistance. The conversation went like this: "Good morning, this is Senator Kerry, How might I help you?" "And the best of the day to yerself. This is Father O"Malley at St. Brigid's. There's a jackass lying dead in me front lawn. Would ye be so kind as to send a couple o'yer lads to take care of the matter?" Senator Kerry, considering himself to be quite a wit, replied with a smirk, "Well now Father it was always my impression that you people of the cloth took care of last rites!" There was silence on the line for a long moment. Father O'Malley then replied: "Aye, and true it is, but we are also obliged to first notify the next of kin."