The first girl sent a card from Hawaii two days after the wedding. The card said nothing but "Nescafe". Mum was puzzled at first, but then went to the kitchen and got out the Nescafe jar. It said: "Good till the last drop." Mum blushed, but was pleased for her daughter.
The second girl sent the card from Vermont a week after the wedding, and the card read: "Benson&Hedges". Mum now knew to go straight to her husbands' cigarettes, and she read from the Benson&Hedges pack: "Extra Long. King Size". She was again slightly embarrassed but still happy for her daughter.
The third girl left for her honeymoon in the Caribbean. Mom waited for aweek, nothing. Another week went by and still nothing. Then after a wholemonth, a card finally arrived.
Written on it with shaky hand writing were the words"British Airways". Mom took out her latest Harper'sBazaar magazine, flipped through the pages fearing the worst, and finally found the ad for BA. The ad said:
"Three times a day, seven days a week, both ways." Mum fainted ....