All these years

A woman awoke in the middle of the night to find that her husband was not in bed. She put on her robe and went downstairs. He was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee in front of him. He appeared to be deep in thought, staring at the wall. She saw him wipe a tear from his eye and take a sip of his coffee.
“What’s the matter, dear? Why are you down here at this time of night?” she asked.
“Do you remember twenty years ago when we were dating and you were only 17?” he asked.
“Yes, I do,” she replied.
“Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car making love?”
“Yes, I remember.”
“Do you remember when he shoved that shotgun in my face and said, ‘Either you marry my daughter or you will spend the next twenty years in jail?”
“Yes, I sure do.” 
He wiped another tear from his cheek and said, “You know…I would have gotten out today.”

Submitted by Dennis Funk
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 on the Bob and Tom Show

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