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Never Listed His Faults

Roderick McFarlane, in December, 1992, Reader's Digest

Never Listed His Faults

On her golden wedding anniversary, my grandmother revealed the secret of her long and happy marriage. "On my wedding day, I decided to choose ten of my husband's faults which, for the sake of our marraige, I would overlook," she explained. A guest asked her to name some of the faults. "To tell the truth," she replied, "I never did get around to listing them. But whenever my husband did something that made me hopping mad, I would say to myself, &ls;Lucky for him that's one of the ten.'"