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Daily Joke: An Old Man Asked a Widow to Be His Wife


Old age can be challenging because it’s during this time that one becomes most forgetful. However, age should never stop you from trying at love.

The combination of old age and memory loss can be quite troubling. One minute you're saying something, and the next minute, you forget even the simplest things.

Here’s a story that will surely crack you up, involving an older man and an older woman residing in a retirement community.

Louie, a widower, and Rose, a widow, had known each other for several years and had become quite fond of each other.

Their closeness reached a new level when Louie bravely confided his true feelings for Rose. This is what happened during a community supper in the big activity center where the pair sat across from one another at a table.

Louie asked Rose after a few admiring glances at her:

“Will you marry me?”

After a few seconds, Rose replied: “Yes. Yes, I will.” Both left the dinner feeling ecstatic. But the following morning, Louie could not remember what Rose’s reply to his marriage proposal was.

He could not remember if she had said "yes" or "no" and was deeply troubled by his loss of memory.

With hesitation, he decided to call Rose. He told her that he could no longer remember things very well because of his age.

He then started talking about the previous evening. He then anxiously asked: “When I asked if you would marry me, did you say ‘Yes,’ or did you say ‘No’?”

Rose answered: “Why, I said, ‘Yes, yes I will,’ and I meant it with all my heart.” Louie was relieved. But he did not expect Rose’s succeeding statement.

She said: “I am so glad that you called because I couldn’t remember who had asked me.”


This story calls to mind another funny joke. The story goes…

Two 90-year-olds met at a “widow and widow” party at a retirement home. After spending some time together, they realized that they were fated to fall in love.

After some time, the elderly couple decided to get married. On their honeymoon, they laid down next to each other.

The old man took the lady’s hand and held it tightly in his. The old lady also took his hand and did the same.

Minutes later, they both fell asleep. On the second night, the same thing occurred.

During their third night together, they once again laid down side by side. The old man took his wife’s hand once again and said to her, “Not tonight, darling. I have a migraine.”

Now, that is hilarious! This is not to take a swipe at older people because I believe they live their best lives yet. However, here is another joke that will crack your ribs.

A married couple, who were both 60, were celebrating their anniversary. During their party, a fairy appeared to congratulate them and grant them each one wish.

The wife wanted to travel around the world. The fairy waved her wand, and poof – the wife had tickets in her hand for a world cruise. Next, the fairy asked the husband what he wanted.

He said: “I wish I had a wife 30 years younger than me.”

So the fairy picked up her wand and poof – the husband was 90.

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Joe Loggins

I'm turning 60 soon and my memory has declined a lot over the last couple of years. I'm not real excited about what the future holds.


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