Love Story For Golfers

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May 27, 2002
Retired | Wausau, WI
An elderly couple were having dinner one evening when the husband reached
across the table, took his wife's hand in his and said, " Martha , soon we will
be married 50 years, and there's something I have to know.

In all of these 50 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?"

Martha replied, "Well Henry, I have to be honest with you. Yes, I've been
unfaithful to you three times during these 50 years, but always for a good reason.

Henry was obviously hurt by his wife's confession, but said, "I never suspected.
Can you tell me what you mean by good reasons?”

Martha said, "The first time was shortly after we were married, and we were
about to lose our little house because we couldn't pay the mortgage. Do you
remember that one evening I went to see the banker and the next day he
notified you that the loan would be extended?"

Henry recalled the visit to the banker and said, "I can forgive you for that.
You saved our home, but what about the second time?"

Martha asked, "And do you remember when you were so sick, but we didn't
have the money to pay for the heart surgery you needed? Well, I went to
see your doctor one night and, if you recall, he did the surgery at no charge."

"I recall that," said Henry. "And you did it to save my life, so of course I can
forgive you for that. Now tell me about the third time."

"Alright," Martha said. "So do you remember when you ran for President
of your golf club and you needed 73 more votes?"
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