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Husbands and wives bring each other joy, laughter

(Frederic) Inter-County Leader When we were in Atlanta, we lived in a cul-de-sac that housed 10 families, yet we hardly mingled with each other at all. Then, things changed one year on the Fourth of July, when one family decided to have a party.

There was an elderly couple across from us, Mr. and Mrs. Kaminski. They must have been around their 70s and were one of the friendliest couples I’ve ever met. They took walks in the mornings around 7:30 a.m., always holding hands, walking slowly together.

I found out later they met each other at a concentration camp in Poland during World War II. After the liberation, they separated and lost contact for many years. As a miracle, they met each other again many years later at a Holocaust reunion.

They were married a week later and moved to Atlanta, Ga., their new home. They promised each other they would never ever leave each other again. Oh, my goodness, how romantic indeed.

Then I recalled so many funny jokes about husbands and wives. They are all from different perspectives, but it’s all how you look at it, as proven by the following.

A husband was reading the paper in the living room and heard his wife’s voice from the kitchen, “So, what would you like for dinner? The spring salmon, juicy roast beef or scrumptious chicken?” Elated, the husband said, “Oh, roast beef would be great.” Then the voice from the kitchen, “I’m talking to the cat.”

A wife was mad at her husband and she gave him an ultimatum. “To forgive you, I’d better see something in our driveway in pink tomorrow, that can go from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds. You got it?” The next morning, the wife saw a nice package in the driveway. She was curious and opened it. It was a pink scale. They are still looking for the body of the husband.

The wife was looking at the mirror and said to the husband, “Honey, do you think I look fat?” The husband was reading the paper and without looking up, he said, “Honey, do you think I look stupid?”

A couple buddies were chatting over a beer. One asked the other, “Hey, I heard you guys went out for dinner last night. Where did you go?” The other guy paused for a second and said, “Hmm, let me think, what’s the name of the flower that has thorns?” The buddy replied, “Rose, is that it?” “Yes, thanks.” Then he yelled to the kitchen, “Hey, Rose, what’s the name of the restaurant that we went to last night?”

A father and son went to a fast-food restaurant, and saw an elderly couple were also there to have dinner. The couple ordered a burger, fries and a soda. They cut the burger in half, counted the fries evenly, then sat smiling at each other. The husband enjoyed his share while the wife patiently waited. The father wanted to show the son the gift of giving, so he took his son, went to the couple and said, “Folks, I saw what you did, and my son and I are touched. Would you mind if we buy you folks an extra meal so you both can enjoy?” The wife said, “Thank you sir, you’re most generous. But I’m just waiting for his teeth so I can enjoy my meal.”

A wife called her husband at work and complained the car wasn’t working right, because there was water in the carburetor. The husband said, “You know nothing about cars, how would you know that water gets into a carburetor? By the way, where is the car?” She answered, “In the pool.”

I am amazed folks who have been married a long time are still happily married. It takes a lot for two strangers to unite as one and act together as one, through thick and thin.