A woman awoke during the night to find that her husband was not in bed.

She went downstairs looking for him. He was sitting at the kitchen table with a

cup of coffee in front of him. He appeared to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.

She saw tears rolling from his eyes as he sipped his coffee.

“What’s the matter with you, my dear? Why are you down here at this time of the night?” she asked.

“Do you remember twenty years ago when we were dating and you were only 16?” he asked.

“Yes, I do,” she replied.

“Do you remember when your father caught us while dating?”

“Yes, I do remember,” she replied.

“Do you remember when he shoved that shotgun in my face and said, “Either you marry  my daughter or spend twenty years in jail?”

“Yes, I do,” she said, getting a little teary- eyed herself at his fond recollection.

He wiped another tear from his cheek and said, “You know… I would have been released today.”