A long, long time ago there was a loving, newly wed couple who was quite economically challenged. Though employed, they were underpaid and they had barely enough money to cover their basic needs. Entertainment consisted of walks, movies (which were 25 cents on the airforce base, where the husband was an airman) and visits with friends. Once a month, they splurged on fried chicken and a coke. This seemed like a tremendous luxury. They lived in the tiniest of trailers, possibly intended for a very tiny people. (It was not a mobile home, or a manufactured home like some people have now.) There was always laughter in the tiny trailer, especially when either of them tried to use the bathroom, because the little toilet, faced the sink, which was so close, there was hardly space to sit. They kidded about being able to brush their teeth and use the toilet at the same time. Once, on April Fool's Day, as a joke, the husband put Vaseline on the toilet seat and the wife almost broke her teeth on the sink when she slid. They laughed and laughed. They also thought it was really funny how they had decorated the place with plastic curtains and a plastic table cloth. But, they thought it made it homey and cute. They both loved people. Although they had little money, sometimes they invited friends over to eat and share a plate of spaghetti made with ground meat (3 lbs. for $1.00). Whenever anyone dropped by, they offered whatever they had - Kool Aide, coffee or, if things were really scarce, at least some water. One day, in an effort to demonstrate his love, the husband picked some flowers from the ground and gifted them to his wife. She was so happy that she kissed him profusely in gratitude for his love and thoughtfulness. She then put them in a glass of water (She had no vase.) and admired them. A while later, some friends dropped in. They laughed and laughed at the flowers. The loving couple, who had been raised in the inner city, had no idea that not all flowers were considered real. The friends laughingly informed that what was in the glass was a collection of worthless weeds. The couple's joy wilted for a few seconds. Then they both saw the joke of their poverty, shrugged their shoulders, and they laughed and laughed.