Charles R. Butler Inc.

248 West County Road 1400 North

Carbon, Indiana 47837

Phone (812) 442-0857

Fax (812) 442-0076

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Spring 2008

Dear fellow businesspeople,


            It appears that spring is upon us now; finally everyone can get over those sniffles and coughs that have lingered all winter long.  Also with spring here that means convention season upon us.  We will be attending the IFDA convention

 May 6-8 and look forward to seeing everyone there.


            This year will have the brand new 2008 Cadillac Eagle Echelon displayed in our booth. This is only the second time that this car has been shown at a convention. We will also have a 2008 Chrysler Town and County touring edition Eagle Conversion Van the most versatile vehicle on the road today for funeral service.  Stop by and check out these vehicles and register to win $500.00 cash from the Indiana Funeral Sales and Supply Club that will be given away on May 7th right before the live auction on the convention floor. (Must be present to win).


            Don’t forget Butler Coach does more that just sell the finest professional vehicles we also sell Ferno-Washington equipment and can take care of the sale of your funeral home when you are ready to retire.





Ron King



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Birth Control

Mrs. Donovan was walking down O’Connell Street in Dublin when she met up with Father Flaherty.  The Father said, Top of the morning to ye!  Aren’t ye Mrs. Donovan and didn’t I marry ye and your husband 2 years ago?  She replied “Aye, that ye did, Father.”  The Father asked. “And there any wee ones yet?”

She replied, “No, not yet Father.”  The Father said, “Well now I am going to Rome next week and I’ll light a candle for ye and your husband.”  She replied, “Oh, thank ye Father.”  They then parted ways.  Some years later they met again.  The Father asked,  “Well now, Mrs. Donovan, how are ye these days?”  She replied, “Oh, very well, Father!”  The Father asked, “And tell me, have ye any wee ones yet?”  She replied, “Oh yes, Father!  Three sets of twins and 4 singles, 10 in all” The Father said, “ That’s wonderful!  How is your loving husband doing?”  She replied, “He’s gone to Rome to blow out your freaking candle.”


Little Bruce

Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old, but they just know that they are in love.  One day they decide that they want to get married, so Bruce goes to Jenny’s father to ask him for her hand.

Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, “Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage.”

Thinking this is the cutest thing, Mr. Smith replies,  “Well Bruce, you are only 10.  Where will you live?”

Without even taking a moment to think about it, Bruce replies, “In Jenny’s room.  It’s bigger than mine and we can both fit nicely.”

Still thinking this is just adorable; Mr. Smith says with a huge grin,  “Okay then how will you live?  You’re not old enough to get a job.  You’ll need to support Jenny.

Again Bruce instantly replies,” Our allowance.  Jenny makes 5 bucks a week and I make 10 bucks a week.  That’s about 60 bucks a month and that should do us just fine.”

By this time Mr. Smith is a little shocked that Bruce has put so much though into this.  He thinks for a moment trying to come up with something that Bruce won’t have an answer to.

After a second, Mr. Smith says,  “Well Bruce, it seems like you have got everything figured out.  I just have one more question for you.  What will you do if the two of you should have little ones of your own?”

Bruce just shrugs his shoulders and says, “Well, we’ve been lucky so far.”

Mr. Smith no longer thinks the little SOB is adorable.




2000 Lincoln town car by Federal Coach this vehicle is White over White with a blue interior and 32,000 miles call us today

At 1-800-876-0857 to see this car.

In Stock

1995 Eureka Cadillac platinum gray/ fawn gray

2004 Dodge Caravan Eagle Conversion white/white

Coming Soon

2001 Lincoln Eagle black/black

2004 Cadillac Eagle black/black

1998 Cadillac Eagle black/white

1997 Lincoln Image limousine silver/silver

Check for pictures and the most recent inventory




Indiana Sales tax is now 7% this affects all vehicles delivered after April1, 2008 and all leased vehicles even if they were leased before April 1, 2008.





Charm School for the Southern Lady

Two nicely dressed ladies happen to start up a conversation during an endless wait in the LAX airport.  The first lady was an arrogant California woman marries to a wealthy man.  The second was a well-mannered woman from the South.

When the conversation centered on whether they had any children, the California woman started by saying “When my first child was born, my husband built a beautiful mansion for me.”  The lady from the South commented, “Well, isn’t that precious?”

The first woman continued,  “When my second child was born, my husband bought me a beautiful Mercedes-Benz,” Again, the lady from the South commented, “Well, isn’t that precious?”

The first woman continued boasting, “then, when my third child was born, my husband bought me this exquisite diamond bracelet.”  Yet again, the Southern lady commented,  “Well, isn’t that precious?”

The first woman that asked her companion, “What did your husband buy you when you had your first child?”  “My husband sent me to charm school,” declared the Southern lady.

“Charm School?” the first woman cried, “Oh my God! What on earth for?” asked the first woman.

The Southern lady responded,  “Well for example, instead of saying ‘Who gives a S---?’  I learned to say, “Well isn’t that precious?”


The Cowboy

A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife.  She was a very good looking woman determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad for a ranch hand.

Two cowboys applied for the job.  One was gay and the other a drunk..  She though long and hard about, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.

He proved to be a hard worker who put in, long hours everyday and knew a lot about ranching.  For weeks the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very well.  Then one day, the ranchers widow said to the hired hand, “You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great.  You should go into town and kick up your heels.”

The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night.  One o’clock came however, and he didn’t return. Two o’clock and no hired hand.  Finally he returned around two-thirty, and upon entering the room, he found the rancher’s widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine waiting for him.

She quietly called him over to her. “Unbutton my blouse and take it off,” she said.  Trembling, he did as she directed. “Now take off my boots.”  He did as she asked ever so slowly.  “Now take off my socks.”  He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.  “Now take off my skirt.”  He unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the firelight.  “Now take off my bra.”  Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.  Then she looked at him and said if you ever wear my clothes into town again, you’re fired.


Painting the Porch

A blonde teenager, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer, decided to hire herself out as a “handy woman” and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood.  She went to the front door of the first house, and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do.

“Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint my porch,” he said, “How much will you charge me?”

Delighted the girl quickly responded, “How about fifty dollars?”

The man agreed and told her that the paintbrushes and everything that she would need was in the garage. The man’s wife hearing the conversation said to her husband, “Does she realize our porch goes ALL the way around the house?”

He responded, “That’s a bit cynical isn’t it?”

The wife replied, “You’re right.  I guess I am starting to believe all those dumb blonde joke e-mails we’ve been getting.”

Later that day, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.  “You’re finished already?” the startled husband asked.

“Yes, the blonde replied, and I even had paint left over so I gave it two coats.”

Impressed the man reached in his pocket for the fifty dollar and handed it to her along with a ten-dollar tip.

“And by the way,” the blonde added, “it’s not a Porch, it’s a Lexus.”