Even at the age of 75, Thelma was very vivacious and
full of life. When her husband passed away, her children
suggested that she move to a "senior living community." A
gregarious and life-loving person, Thelma decided to do so.
Shortly after moving in, Thelma became a self-appointed
activities director, coordinating all sorts of things for
the people in the community to do and quickly became very
popular and made many friends.
When Thelma turned 80, her newfound friends showed
their appreciation by throwing a surprise birthday party for
her. When Thelma entered the dining room for dinner that
night, she was greeted by a standing ovation and one of the
coordinators led her to the head table. The night was filled
with laughter and entertainment, but throughout the evening,
Thelma could not take her eyes off a gentleman sitting at
the other end of the table.
When the festivities ended, Thelma quickly rose from
her seat and rushed over to the man. "Pardon me," Thelma
said. "Please forgive me if I made you feel uncomfortable by
staring at you all night. I just couldn't help myself from
looking your way. You see, you look just like my fifth
"Your fifth husband!" replied the gentleman. "Forgive
me for asking, but how many times have you been married?"
With that, a smile came across Thelma's face as she
They were married shortly after.