A week before our 20th wedding anniversary, my husband took a business trip to Florida. Dan had dinner one night with a group of men at a restaurant called City Fish overlooking Tampa Bay. He later told me that the subject of our anniversary came up. Dan said the men were impressed he had been married so long– most had been divorced, a few had remarried and one had never married.
“What’s your secret?” one had asked.
Dan told me that when he leaned in and whispered his secret, every man at the table gasped.
“They stopped eating,” he said, “They even stopped drinking.”
“What did you say?” I asked wanting to know the secret, his secret, our secret.
“I can’t tell you,” he said.
“Why?” I asked.
“You might get mad.”
I looked at him.
“Now I really need to know what you said.” […]