These two elderly people living in a mobile home park in Florida.
He was a widower and she was a widow. They had known each other for several years.
Now, one evening there was a community supper in the big activity center.
These two were seating opposite each other at the same table.
The next morning, he was troubled. “Did she say ‘yes’ or did she say ‘no’?”
As the meal went on, he gave her a few admiring glances and finally gathered up his courage to ask, “Will you marry me?”
After a dramatic pause and exactly six seconds of “deep thinking,” she answered. “Yes. Yes, I will.”
The meal ended and with a few more pleasant exchanges and they went to their respective places.
The next morning he was worried. “Did she say ‘yes’ or did she say ‘no’?”
He couldn’t remember. Try as he would, he just couldn’t recall. Not even a faint memory.
Worried, he went to the phone and called her.
First, he explained to her that he didn’t remember as well as he used to.
Then he reviewed the lovely evening past. When he got a little more courage, he asked her, “When I asked if you wanted to marry me, did you say ‘Yes’ or did you say ‘No’?”
He was delighted to hear her say, “Why, I said, ‘Yes, yes I will’ and I meant it with all my heart.”
Then she continued, “And I’m so glad you called because I couldn’t remember who had asked me.”