A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their 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, "Do you remember 20 years ago when we
were dating, and you were only 16?" he asks solemnly.
Yes I do" she replies.
The husband paused. The words were not coming easily. The husband continued. "Do you
remember when your father shoved the shotgun in my face and said, "either you marry my
daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years?"
I remember that too" she replied softly.
He wiped another tear from his cheek and said..."I would have gotten out of jail