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LETTER: Be careful what you wish for

A 60-year-old couple were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The husband took his wife to a fine restaurant; with the best wine, table cloth and silver. The wine was expensive and delicious. As they finished the second bottle of wine a fairy appeared.

She said, "I must compliment you two on your fine marriage. I will therefore give each of you one wish."

She turned to the wife. "What is your wish?"

The wife thought for a minute and then said, "We never could afford a long cruise, so I would like a round-the-world cruise. Is that possible?" The fairy waved her magic wand and instantly two tickets for cruise on the QE II appeared.

The fairy turned to the husband and asked him what his wish would be. He said, "Since it's only one wish, I can't pass up this wonderful opportunity. I'd like a wife that's 30 years younger than I am."

The wife is shocked and the fairy hesitated. Finally the fairy waves her wand and puff, the man's hair turns white and he ends up a 90-year-old husband.

Remember, guys, if this opportunity ever happens to you, all fairies are female.

Bob Ziller

New Richmond

Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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