Love Springeth Forth Eternal
Inga Rasmussen, 85, from Denmark and Karsten Tüchsen Hansen, 89, from Germany meet near the town of Aventoft to chat and share a drink every day, sitting at the recommended safe social distance. An elderly couple have become local celebrities amid the coronavirus outbreak for their daily cross-border meeting. Borders between EU nations have reappeared, in some cases for the first time in 25 years. “It’s sad, but we can’t change it,” said Ms. Rasmussen. The pair first met two years ago, and for more than a year have spent nearly every day together. Ms. Rasmussen drives to the border, while Mr. Hansen rides his bike.
Isaac, through hard work, became wealthy. As he lay dying, he talked to his wife, Sophie.
“Sophie … here are my last wishes.”
“Whatever you want, I’ll do.”
“First, the business I leave to Morty, our eldest.”
“Morty!” Sophie protested. “Morty’s always with the girls. Better to leave it to Jeffrey.”
“OK, Jeffrey,” he sighed. “Now, the bonds I leave to Thelma.”
“Better me,” argued Sophie. “In two days, she’ll spend at Bloomingdale’s.”
“Alright. The summer house I leave to our Ava.”
“She’s not spoiled enough? Leave it to Morty.”
Finally, summoning his last ounce of strength, Isaac sighed, “Sophie … who’s dying here – me or you?”
My face in the mirror isn’t wrinkled or drawn.
My house isn’t dirty. The cobwebs are gone.
My garden looks lovely and so does my lawn.
I think I might never put my glasses back on.
A group of Sun City Senior citizens was sitting around talking about their ailments:
“My arms are so weak I can barely hold a cup of coffee,” said one. “Yes, I know. My cataracts are so bad I can’t even see my coffee,” replied another. “I can’t turn my head because of arthritis in my neck”, said a third, to which several nodded in agreement. My blood pressure pills make me dizzy,” another went on. “I guess that’s the price we pay for getting old,” winced an old man as he shook his head.
Then there was a short moment of silence. “Well, it’s not that bad,” said one woman cheerfully. “Thank God, we can all still drive”!