Love Endures

Bill and Mary had been married years over 50 years. For the last couple of years their daughter Jane noticed that her father always called her mother by endearing names such as “honey, sweetheart, and darling,” instead of her actual name. Deeply touched at seeing how much he still loved her mother, and finding him alone one day, Jane told her father, “Dad, I’m so moved and thrilled to see that after all these years together, you still care so much about Mom and call her by such loving, sweet names.”
But her father, looking sheepish, replied, “Well… you see… I forgot your mother’s name about two years ago.”