An Irish priest was transferred to Texas. Father O'Malley rose from his bed one morning. It was a fine spring day in his new Texas mission 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 the local police station...... The conversation went like this: ''Good morning. This is Sergeant Jones. How might I help you?'' ''And the best of the day to yerself.. This is Father O'Malley at St. Ann's Catholic Church. There's a jackass lying dead on me front lawn." Sergeant Jones, considering himself to be quite a wit, replied with a smirk, ''Well now Father, it was always my impression that you people took care of the last rites!'' There was dead silence on the line for a moment........................................... Then Father O'Malley replied: "Aye, 'tis certainly true; but we are also obliged to notify the next of kin.''