The Norman Transcript


February 14, 2013

No offense, Cupid



“W-w-will you marry me?” he says to Teri, giving her a ring.

“Oh, my, yes!” she answers. “Did you suddenly wake up?”

“I’m mildly exhausted,” he admits. “From chasing you.”

A bachelor comes to the city to visit his brother.

“How about getting me a date while I’m here?” he says.

“Oh, I doubt I can,” his brother replies. “I know you. You’re not really interested in settling down.”

A young neighbor girl drops by to borrow a cup of flour. After she leaves, Hank asks his niece, Ann, “She’s a very pretty girl. Could you get me a date with her?”

Ann starts to say, “But she wants to get married.” Then she had another thought. She visited the neighbor.

“Marsha, how would you like to go to the movies or something with my uncle?”

“Well, he is good-looking? Is he married?”

“No. He’s married to his farm.”

After a week of dating Marsha, Hank hints to his brother that she may be getting too serious.

“Well, it’s about time for you to turn in your bachelor’s badge.”

Hank leaves the next morning without saying goodbye. It stuns everyone when Marsha hops a bus and follows him.

Hank says later he never planned to marry, but “how do you say ‘no’ to an American beauty rose?”

Shirley Ramsey, a retired professor of journalism, lives in Norman.

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