On their 40th Wedding
Anniversary and during the banquet celebrating it, Mike was asked to give his
friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration.
"Tell us, Mike, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years
with your wife?"
Mike responds, "Well, I've learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It
teaches you loyalty, forbearance, meekness, self-restraint, forgiveness .... and
a great many other qualities you wouldn't have needed if you'd stayed single."