Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Musings On A QUARTER OF A CENTURY

A story is told of a man who is celebrating his silver wedding anniversary. His family and friends have all gathered around him to celebrate this momentous occassion. Only this poor man sits at the head of the table crying silently into his hands. His best friend approaches him and asks him gently, "Why are you crying??". He answers that early on in his marriage he and his wife were having severe marital difficulties, so much so that he contemplated homocide. His lawyer strongly advised him to control himself, reminding him that the punishment for such a heinous crime would be 25 years in prison. The guest of honor turns to his friend and exclaims, "Today I would be a free man!!!!". Smiley Faces


Today's Hebrew calendar marks our 25th wedding anniversary. How much has passed along with the years. We have to our great sadness, due to the normal passage of time, lost loved ones. Yet through it all we have built a family - strong new shoots replenishing the family tree - children and grandchildren, hopefully carrying on our goals of living a life infused with Torah, dedicated to family and making a difference in the community. We are very grateful to Hashem.


{You might ask why I juxtaposed that joke with my sappy/serious post. The answer is simple. What one thing is important to getting through married life with your sanity intact? HUMOR! :) }

12 comments:

Ezzie said...

LOL!

Mazel Tov!!!

tembow said...

Mazel tov! Many many more

tnspr569 said...

Mazel tov!!

BLD said...

Nachas fun Kinder !

ClooJew said...

Mazel tov! FUNNEE joke.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Mazel Tov on your silver anniversary!

nmf #7 said...

Mazel Tov!

Jron said...

Mazal Tov to you and Avram!

Chaim said...

I dislike marriage jokes and can think of nothing that makes me want to get married less than hearing them.

Anonymous said...

Chaim, Jews joke about everything, even the Shoah!!!

Mark

Staying Afloat said...

Mazal Tov! It must feel so great to look at your family now.

ProfK said...

Mazal tov on this milestone. May you be zocheh to see your Golden Anniversary together, and with your sense of humor intact.