You know, this blog post reminded me of something my mother in law tried as a joke several years ago.
We picked her up and she flashed a large ring. "I met a rich man" she said "and he just proposed marriage to me."
"That's great!" I exclaimed. (I was in the car, along with my husband, and Bil.) After all my mil has been a widow for over 10 years now. She would make a lovely wife to the right man - someone who would love and cherish her, and help her with her increasing physical frailness. But I never thought "it" would happen.
It hadn't. It was a joke.
But what was really interesting was the way Bil reacted. And it got me to thinking...which I will blog about more tomorrow.