Aunt Bea

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The young couple has been married but a few months when old Aunt Bea unexpectedly came to live with them. From that time a serious strain was placed upon the relationship. For seven long years Aunt Bea shared their home, throughout which she was invariably irritable, demanding, crotchety, and troublesome. What's more, she was a tough old bird and usually successful in having her way.

At last the old lady went to her reward and services were held in proper order.  Returning from the funeral the husband at last confessed to his wife,

"Darling, if I didn't love you so I don't believe I could have put up with having your Aunt Bea in our house all those years."

The young wife turned white and sat silently for a few moments. Then she said softly,

"Bud, I thought she was your Aunt Bea ..."

---------------A Final Thought ...

"He didnít dare to, because his father had a weak heart and habitually threatened to drop dead if anybody hurt his feelings. You may have noticed that people with weak hearts are the tyrants of English married life."

- George Bernard Shaw (1856Ė1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. The Bishop of Chelsea, in Getting Married