Wedding of an Eighty-six-year-old

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The Wedding of an Eighty-Six-Year-Old

submitted by Tom Spears (I got this in various versions from several places on the Internet)

Looking for a human-interest piece for the Sunday paper, a young reporter went to interview an eighty-six-year-old woman whose wedding announcement was to appear in the Sunday paper. During the interview, the old lady told the reporter that this would be her fourth marriage; that she had outlived each of her previous husbands. During the discussion the reporter commented on the profession on the groom, his being a director of a local funeral home. He asked about her life with her previous husbands. "Oh," she said. "When I was twenty-one, I married a banker. Then at thirty, I married the owner of a circus. When I was fifty-five, I married a preacher." The reporter said, "Well, that is a wide variety of careers. How did you happen to marry men of with those ways of making a living?" The woman explained, "It was all quite deliberate. I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."