Why this woman sends husband to work with a bite out of his sandwich
10th December 2020

Wife reveals the reason she takes a BITE out of her husband’s sandwich every day before packing it in his work lunchbox

  • A woman revealed why she takes a bit out of her husband’s sandwich every day 
  • Tracy Howell, from Texas, said she has been married for 41 years
  • She takes a bite out of his sandwich to symbolise ‘having lunch together’
  • Thousands praised the wife and said the couple have a ‘role model marriage’ 

A woman has revealed the ‘adorable’ reason why she has taken a bite out of her husband’s sandwich every day of their 41-year marriage.

Tracy Howell, from Texas, posted on Facebook, where she explained that the half-eaten roll in a ziplock bag every day symbolises her having ‘lunch with him’ while he’s away at work. 

People from all over the world have praised the devoted wife, and said that Tracy and her husband Clifford have a ‘role model marriage’. 

A woman has revealed the adorable reason why she has taken a bite out of her husband’s sandwich every day of their 41-year marriage (his lunch pictured)

Posting on Facebook, Tracy wrote: ‘Clifford and I have been married almost 41 years and I have made his lunch every working day since day one.

‘On occasion I would join him on the job site and have lunch with him. He made the comment once that lunch tasted better when you share it with someone you love. 

‘Soon after that, while fixing his sandwich one night, I took a bite out of it before putting it away.’ 

She continued: ‘When he got home (long before cell phones), he commented that someone took a bite out of his sandwich. 

‘I told him that since I couldn’t join him for lunch, I took a bite so he knew I was joining him. 

‘I continue to do this frequently (unless it’s tuna or pimento cheese), and he still says, “saw you joined me for lunch today and it sure was good”.’

Tracy Howell, from Texas, explained that the half-eaten roll in a ziplock bag every day symbolises her having ‘lunch with him’ while he’s away at work (stock image)

More than 23,000 people have ‘liked’ Tracy’s post since she uploaded it earlier this month, with many of the commenters saying they hugely appreciate the simple but sweet gesture.

‘That is so sweet. I just love this,’ one woman wrote. 

‘I can see how your love has stayed strong for 41 years, happy anniversary,’ another added.

Many said that they do something similar for their children, so that their kids feel like they are always having lunch with their parents. 

‘I love you guys anyway and now I love you even more! That’s how it’s supposed to be and so seldom is,’ one woman wrote.

‘This is so special. You have a role model marriage,’ another added.  

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