A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
Their domestic tranquility had long been the talk of the town.

"What a peaceful & loving couple!" A local newspaper reporter
was inquiring as to the secret of their long and happy marriage.

"Well, it dates back to our honeymoon," explained the man.
"We Visited the Grand Canyon and took a trip down to the

Bottom on the canyon by horse. We hadn't gone too far when
My wife's horse stumbled. My wife quietly said, 'That's once'."

"We proceeded a little further and the horse stumbled again.
Once more my wife quietly said, that's twice'. "We hadn't gone

a half-mile when the horse stumbled the third time. My wife
quietly took
out a revolver from her purse and shot the horse

"I started n angry protest over her treatment 2 the horse, while


I was shouting; she looked at me, and quietly said,
'That's once'...............

and we lived happily ever after."