A Couple Celebrates their 50th Wedding Anniversary

A couple goes out to dinner to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
On the way home, she notices a tear in his eye and asks if he's getting sentimental
because they're celebrating 50 wonderful years together.
He replies,
"No, I was thinking about the time before we got married.
Your father threatened me with a shotgun and said
he'd have me thrown in jail for 50 years if I didn't marry you.
Tomorrow I would've been a free man!"