Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Man Can Remember . . . Sometimes


A woman wakes during the night to find that her husband is not in bed.
She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him.
 

She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee
in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at
the wall. She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip
of his coffee.

'What's the matter, dear?' she whispers as she steps into the room.
'Why are you down here at this time of night?'
 

The husband looks up from his coffee,  'It's the 20th anniversary of
the day we met.'
 

She can't believe he has remembered and starts to tear up.

The husband continues, 'Do you remember 20 years ago when we started
dating?  I was 18 and you were only 16,' he says solemnly.
 

Once again, the wife is touched to tears. 'Yes, I do,' she replies.

The husband pauses.  The words were not coming easily. 'Do you remember
when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?'
 

'Yes, I remember,' said the wife, lowering herself into the chair
beside him.
 

The husband continued.  'Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in
my face and said, "Either you marry my daughter or I will send you to
prison for 20 years?'

'I remember that, too,' she replied softly. He wiped another tear from
his cheek and said,
 

'I would have gotten out today.'

Thanks Hal

8 comments:

LL said...

Ah, yes.

The sentence.

Kipling wrote, "The women that God gave him isn't his to give away"... (Female of the Species)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

LL, ah, yes.

Sandee said...

Bwahahahahahahahaha. He can still get out, but he still spent 20 years in prison already.

Have a fabulous day Odie. ☺

edutcher said...

You have to work with what you've got.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, brings a tear to my eye.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, that's for sure.

cube said...

OUCH!

That reminds me of the old joke about why men die earlier than women...

... wait for it...

Because they want to.

Har har har.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

cube, same idea huh?