|What's the matter dear?|
|A woman awoke during the night to find that her husband was not in bed. She put on her robe and went downstairs. He was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee in front of him. He appeared to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall. She saw him wipe a tear from his eye and take a sip of his coffee. "What's the matter dear? Why are you down here at this time of night?" she asked.|
"Do you remember twenty years ago when we were dating, and you were only 16?" he asked.
"Yes, I do," she replied.
"Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car making love?"
"Yes, I remember."
"Do you remember when he shoved that shotgun in my face and said, "Either you marry my daughter, or spend twenty years in jail?"
"Yes, I do," she said.
He wiped another tear from his cheek and said, "You know . . .I would have gotten out today."