A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not intheir 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 infront of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at thewall. She watches as he wipes a tear from his eye and takes a sip of hiscoffee.
"What's the matter, dear?" she whispers as she steps into theroom, "Why are you down here at this time of night?"
The husband looks up from his coffee, "I am just remembering when wefirst met 20 years ago and started dating. You were only 16. Do youremember back then?" he says solemnly.
The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring, sosensitive. "Yes, I do" she replies.
The husband pauses. The words were not coming easily.
"Do you rememberwhen your father caught us in the back seat of my car?"
"Yes, I remember," said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.
The husband continues. "Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in myface and said, "Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jailfor 20 years?"
" I remember that too" she replies softly.
He wipes another tear from his cheek and says... "I would have gotten out today."