Saturday, July 23, 2011

After 70 Years

Today we are celebrating my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary out here in Colorado (No, that is not them in the picture!). It reminded me of the great grandpa and grandma who were celebrating their 70th anniversary. The only problem was that the dear great grandma had become very hard of hearing.

At the big bash, all eyes were on the great grandpa as he rose to make a toast to his bride of many, many years. Children's and grandchildren's eyess grew wet as he genuinely and lovingly looked at great grandma and romantically proclaimed,

"After 70 years I've found you tried and true!"

Unfortunately, great grandma's hearing kept her from understanding what her husband said. People giggled as she replied,


So he said it again,

"After 70 years I've found you tried and true!"

Again, people smiled with delight until great grandma looked at someone next to her and asked,

"What did he say?"

So as loud as he could, he bellowed it out once again,

"After 70 years I've found you tried and true!"

The party took a turn for the worse when with a look of disdain on great grandma's face she forcefully countered,

"Well, after 70 years I'm tired of you too!"

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