A FAIRY TALE
Harry and Sue had been long admired, perhaps envied by their friends for their marriage of over thirty five years. He often helped her to her chair in social settings, helped her with her evening wrap, and they clasped hands as they might have in their youth.
They were enjoying their ritual Friday evening dinner at a local restaurant, sips of wine saluting the week’s end. Suddenly a fairy fluttered to their table on gossamer wings.
“I have been sent to you to offer you two wishes”.
Skeptical both of fairies, and such things as fairy wishes, they smiled. The fairy said, ” No, this is for real.” (That’s the way fairies talk these days.) “We’ll start with you, Sue.”
Sue raised an eyebrow and offered a tentative, “Okay, we have always wanted to share a long ocean cruise, haven’t we Harry?”
Zap, two tickets magically appeared in Sue’s hand, each good for a three week ocean/river cruise tour to and within Europe. Sue squealed her delight.
Now, Harry, you’re next.”
He gazed at the tickets in Sue’s hand, carefully avoided her eyes, and said, “I would like to be married to a woman thirty years younger than myself.
Zap, he was ninety two.