20th Wedding Anniversary
A woman wakes up at night to find her husband not in bed.
She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee, tears in his eyes.
The husband looks up.
''Do you remember 20 years ago when we were dating, and you were only 16?'' he asks.
The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring and sensitive. ''Yes, I do,'' she replies.
The husband pauses. The words are not coming easily: ''Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car making love?''
''Yes, I remember,'' says the wife.
The husband continues: ''Do you remember when he shoved a 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 replies softly.
He wipes another tear from his cheek and says: ''I would have gotten out today.''