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Jake was 92, and Jessie was 89 when they found each other and decided to get married. They were so excited.

One day they were strolling along discussing their wedding plans, and on the way, they passed a drug store. Jake said, “Let’s go in here,” and Jessie followed. He walked to the rear of the store and asked, “Are you the owner?”

He said, “Yes, I am.”

Jake said, “Well, we’re about to get married. You sell heart medication?”

The pharmacist said, “Of course we do.”

“How about medicine for circulation?”

“All kinds.”

“Medicine for rheumatism, scoliosis?”


“Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, jaundice?”

“Yes, a large variety.”

“What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson’s disease – any of that?”


“You sell wheel chairs, walkers, and those scooter chairs?”

“Yes, all speeds and sizes,” said the druggist.

“That does it. We’d like to register for our wedding gifts here.”

Charles Swindoll, Wit and Wisdom: Chuck’s Homespun Prescriptions for Love and Marriage, “Jake and Jessie,” Compact-disc (Plano, TX: Insight for Living, 2004).

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