An old man and his wife were sitting in their living room, quietly enjoying each other’s company, he reading, she doing needle work, when she looks over to him and asks, “Why did you marry me? You knew you would have to leave your home up North, find a new job down here, find a new place to live, and start your life over.” He looked over to her and replied, laughing, “I was stupid.” She settled back with a contented smile and said nothing more.
Days went by, maybe even weeks. The old man still couldn’t understand why she was content with that answer. He asked her, finally. “Why did you take such a simple and silly answer and leave it at that? Shouldn’t I have said that I did it all because I fell in love with you?” She replied. “But dear, people fall out of love all the time. I have never heard of anybody falling out of stupid.”