A very elderly couple is having an elegant dinner to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.
The old man leans forward and softly says to his wife, “Dear, there is something that I must ask you. It has always bothered me that our 10th child never quite looked like the rest of our children. Now, I want to assure you that these 75 years have been the most wonderful experience I could have hoped for, and your answer cannot take that away. But I must know, did he have a different father?”
The wife drops her head, unable to look her husband in the eye. She paused for a moment, then she said, “Yes, yes he did.”
The old man was shaken. The reality of what his wife was admitting hit him harder than he expected.
With a tear in his eye, he asked, “Who?, Who was he? Who was the father?”
Again, the old woman drops her head, saying nothing at first, as she tried to muster the courage to tell her husband the truth.
Then, finally, she says, “You.”