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Congrats, this Friday the 16th will make 27 for my wife and me. Time has gone by fast and I try not to think about it too much. All those ups and downs, special times, children, holidays and everything else just memories. All I can say is enjoy the present days the best you can, thirty years is something to be proud of these days.
I think it was my folks 60 anniversary, and some one asked my mother what the secret to a long marriage was, and she responded without expression change, "I never found the bullets."
Push sticks/blocks Save Fingers
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
attributed to Samuel Johnson
PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to recent budget cuts, the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil...plus the current state of the economy............the light at the end of the tunnel, has been turned off.
Two philosophical things... "The Secret" of my happiness in our marriage:
#1, "Love is just a state of mind". When you're in love with your wife there's not a lot that you have to think about... just remember to be sensitive, remember the anniversary and the birthday, and treat her like the partner she is, and not your servant. (But also remember the reverse of that too!)
But when things go bad... that's when I remember #1... my head may be out of love for the moment... but all I have to do, to get through that, is simply think straight!
#2, "The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank" (with apologies to Irma Bombeck) That I suppose depends on the man, but you know what I mean... there's lots of attractive ladies out there, but what else goes along with that "attraction".
While I'm by no means a "Robert Redford" (yeah I know, you younger guys are asking, "Who in the he!! is that?), but there have been occasions when I've been "hit upon". But, I remember who I am and the first question in my head is, "Are you kidding me?" and "I wonder who she was hitting on yesterday?". Bottom line, I don't wander (except for an occasional lustful thought). So, when it comes to those once in a long while, pretty ladies: "What I lack for in taste, I make up for in pride."
In any case, it's probably just "simple" on my part. But why should I risk what I have valued. Now, if Jesse or Tiger could have remembered that!