Elderly John was invited to Mark's home (his old friend) for
dinner one evening. John was impressed by the way his buddy
preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such
as Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Cookie, Pumpkin, etc.
The couple had been married almost 65 years and, clearly, they
were still very much in love.
While Mark's wife was in the kitchen, John leaned over to Mark
and said, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you
still call your wife those loving pet names.'
Old Mark hung his head. 'John, I have to tell you the truth,'
he said, 'Her name slipped my mind about 10 years ago and
I'm scared to death to ask her what it is!'