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> The awesome power of a wife's love...
>
> A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death's doorway, he suddenly smelled
> the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs. He
> gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning
> against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even
> greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with
> both hands. With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing
> into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought
> himself already in heaven.

There, spread out on newspapers on the kitchen
> table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies. Was
> this heaven, or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife,
> seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? Mustering one great final
> effort, he threw himself toward the table.

The aged and withered hand,
> shaking, made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when he was
> suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife."Stay out of those," she said.
> "They're for the funeral."

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