An elderly gent was invited to his old friends'
home for dinner one
evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy
addressed his wife
with endearing terms-calling her Honey, My
Love, Darling, Sweetheart,
Pumpkin, etc. The couple had been married almost
70 years, and they appeared still very clearly in love.
While the wife was off in the kitchen, the man
leaned over and said to his buddy,
"I think it's wonderful that,
after all the years you've been married,
you still call your wife those loving
The old man hung his head. "I have to tell you
the truth, he said.
"I forgot her name about ten years ago."