A man and his wife were celebrating 50 years together. Their
three kids, all very successful, agreed to a Sunday dinner in
"Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad," gushed son number one ...
"Sorry I'm running late. I had an emergency at the hospital with
a patient, you know how it is, and didn't have time to get you a
"Not to worry," said the father. "The important thing is that
we're all together today."
Son number two arrived and announced, "You and Mom look great,
Dad. I just flew in from Los Angeles between depositions and
didn't have time to shop for you."
"It's nothing," said the father, "We're glad you were able to
Just then the daughter arrived, "Hello and happy anniversary!
I'm sorry, but my boss is sending me out of town and I was
really busy packing so I didn't have time to get you anything."
After they had finished dessert, the father said, "There's
something your mother and I have wanted to tell you for a long
time. You see, we were very poor. Despite this, we were able to
send each of you to college. Throughout the years your mother
and I knew that we loved each other very much, but we just never
found the time to get married."
The three children gasped and all said, "You mean we're
"Yep," said the father. "And cheap ones too."
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