Jimmy, an 80-year-old gentleman, retired to Florida after his wife of 58 years had passed away.
He was quite alone in the world and longed for companionship again.
One day, as he was walking through a public park, he spied what he considered to be a very pretty, silver-haired lady sitting alone on a park bench.
Getting his nerve up, he approached the lady and asked graciously, â€œPardon me, maâ€™am, but may I sit here with you?â€
The silver-haired Marcy looked up to see a distinguished-looking, white-haired gentleman and replied, â€œWhy certainly,â€ and moved over gently to give him room to sit down.
For the next two hours, the two sat and talked about everything.
They discovered that they came from the same part of the country, liked the same big band music, voted for the same presidential candidates, had had long, happy marriages, ha lost their spouses during the previous year, and in general, agreed about almost everything.
Finally, the old gentleman cleared his throat and asked sheepishly, â€œMaâ€™am, may I ask you two questions?â€
With great interest and anticipation, Marcy replied, â€œWhy certainly!â€
The old gentleman removed a handkerchief from his coat pocket and spread it out on the ground before her. He very gingerly got down on one knee and looked her softly in the eyes. â€œMarcy, I know weâ€™ve only known each other for a couple of hours, but we have so much in common. I feel I have known you all my life. Will you marry me and be my wife?â€
Marcy grabbed at Jimmyâ€™s hands and said, â€œWhy, yes, I will marry you! You have made me so very happy!â€
She reached over and kissed him gently on the cheek.
Then Marcy said, â€œYou said you had two questions to ask me. What is the second question?â€
Jimmy scratched his neck and said, â€œWill you help me get up?â€