A very elderly couple is having an elegant dinner to
celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. The old man leans
forward and says softly to his wife, "Dear, there is
something that I must ask you. It has always bothered me
that our tenth child never quite looked like the rest of our
children. Now I want to assure you that these 75 years have
been the most wonderful experience I could have ever hoped
for, and your answer cannot take that all that away. But, I
must know, did he have a different father?"
The wife drops her head, unable to look her husband in the
eye, she paused for moment and then confessed. "Yes. Yes he
The old man is very shaken, the reality of what his wife was
admitting hit him harder than he had expected. With a tear
in his eye he asks, "Who? Who was he? Who was the father?"
Again, the old woman drops her head, saying nothing at first
as she tried to muster the courage to tell the truth to her
husband. Then, finally, she says: "You."