OPINION: Love never fades as the years roll on

FRED and Mary had known each other for many years and had come back together for the 1946 Ipswich High School reunion.

They had been childhood sweethearts, but for some reason broke up and married others.

They followed up their reunion with a number of meetings and this culminated with a decision by Fred to ask his former sweetheart to marry him.

He invited her out for dinner at the Ipswich Jets club and they had a wonderful evening - their spirits high - Fred throwing admiring glances across the table.

Finally, he picked up courage to ask her, "Will you marry me?"

After about six seconds of careful consideration, Mary said "Yes...... yes I will!"

The next morning Fred woke up troubled.

He couldn't remember if Mary had said "Yes" or "No?" Try as he would, he just could not recall.

He went over the conversation of the previous evening, but his mind was blank.

He remembered asking the question but for the life of him could not recall her response.

With fear and trepidation he picked up the phone and called her.

First, he explained that he couldn't remember as well as he used to.

Then he reviewed the past evening.

As he gained a little more courage, he then inquired of her, "When I asked if you would marry me, did you say "Yes" or did you say "No?"

"Why you silly man, I said 'Yes. Yes I will.' And I meant it with all my heart."

Fred was delighted. He felt his heart skip a beat.

Then Mary continued, "And I am so glad you called, because I couldn't remember who asked me!"


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