Older Man Wants Younger Wife

A couple had been married for 30 years and was celebrating the husband’s 60th birthday. During the party, a fairy appeared and said that because they had been such a loving couple all those years, she would give them one wish each.

The wife said, “We’ve been so poor all these years, and I’ve never gotten to see the world. I wish we could travel all over the world.” The fairy waved her wand and POOF! She had the tickets in her hand.

Next, it was the husband’s turn. He paused for a moment, and then said, “Well, I’d like to be married to a woman 30 years younger than me.”

The fairy waved her wand and POOF! He was 90.

MEEK Mothers of Teens Unite

I don’t think of myself as an overly permissive parent. But after publishing a tongue-in-cheek article about MEEK, a pseudo-organization I allegedly founded for moms whose teenagers complain about being embarrassed by them (after all we’ve done for them :-)) I wondered.

MEEK is an acronym for Mothers Eternally Embarrassing Kids.

Here is what is true in my article:

My friend Gittel, experienced mother of nine, has already raised several teenage boys who are now past voting age.  She really did say when my son Avi was 13 that the only way I could not embarrass him would be put a bag over his head. Whoops, Freudian slip!  I meant “to put a bag over my head.”

When I mentioned this to Avi, he really did ask, sounding hopeful, “Would you really do that?

Decision Making in Marriage

When asked the secret of their happy 60 year marriage, the husband said: “When we got married we made an agreement: I would make the decisions about major issues and my wife would make the decisions about small ones. So far there haven’t been any major issues.”


“Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open”  —George Bernard Shaw.