Married for fifty years, Paul and Joanne lived in the same Connecticut farm house for 48 of them. Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now thats a real treat.
The quote is from "A Girl I Knew," a short story by J.D. The story is pretty typical Salinger -- ambiguous and sad and philosophical -- and it's one of my favorites. Salinger had a beautiful way with simple words.