A couple had been married 60 years and wanted to celebrate with their kids.
Their three kids, all successful, agreed to a Sunday dinner
in their honor.
"Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad," gushed Son No. 1.
'Sorry I'm running late. I had an emergency at the hospital
with a patient, you know how it is, and I didn't have time
to get you a gift."
"Not to worry," said the father. "Important thing is we're
all together today."
Son No. 2 arrived. "You and Mom look great. Dad, I just
flew in from Montreal between depositions and didn't
have time to shop for you."
ďItís nothing," said the father. "We're glad you were able
Just then the daughter arrived "Hello and happy anniversary!
Sorry, but my boss is sending me out of town and I was really
busy packing so I didn't have time to get you anything."
After they had finished dessert, the father said, "There's some-
thing your mother and I have wanted to tell you for a long time.
You see, we were really poor, but we managed to send each of
you to college.
Through the years your mother and I knew we loved
each other very much, but we just never found the
time to get married."
The three children gasped and said, "WHAT? You mean
"Yep," said the father, "Cheap ones, too. .. ."