One for us


Two elderly people were living in an Old Folk's Home he was a widower and she a widow, and they had known each other

for a number of years.

One evening there was a community supper in the big activity center.

The two were at the same table, across from one another.

As the meal went on, he took a few admiring glances at her and finally

gathered the courage to ask her, "Will you marry me?"

After about six seconds of 'careful consideration', she answered

"Yes. Yes, I will."

The meal ended and, with a few more pleasant exchanges, they went to

their respective places.

Next morning, he was troubled. "Did she say 'yes' or did she say 'no'?"

He couldn't remember. Try as he might, he just could not recall.

Not even a faint memory. With trepidation, he went to the telephone

and called her. First, he explained that he didn't remember as well as

used to. Then he reviewed the lovely evening past.

As he gained a little more courage, he inquired, "When I asked if you

marry me, did you say 'Yes' or did you say 'No'?"

He was delighted to hear her say, "Why, I said, 'Yes, yes I will' and I
meant it

with all my heart." Then she continued, "I am so glad that you called,

I couldn't remember who had asked me."