Husband and wife were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. While cutting the cake, wife was moved after seeing husband's eyes fill with tears. She took his arm, and looked at him affectionately. "I never knew you were so sentimental," she whispered.
"No, no," he said, choking back his tears, "that's not it at all. Remember when your father found us in the barn and told me to either marry you or spend the next 50 years in jail?"
"Yes," the lady replied. "I remember it like yesterday."
"Well," said the gentelman, "today I would have been a free man."