April 11, 2018
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
Today is our 65th wedding anniversary. We, like so many other couples have had our ups and downs over the years. We have grown together and learned together. Our children continue to bring us happiness as do our grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
We have been blessed by the gift of many friends that stood with us during good times and even not so good times. We started with very little but together we did ok.
While we enjoy our memories, it is our time together that continues to add luster to our lives. We walk slower, we can’t do everything we use to do, but we can still walk hand in hand and that is enough.
I hope that your life will be as good as ours has been.
The Art of Marriage
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In the art of marriage the little things are the big things…
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
The courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude
of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
A middle-aged man wasn’t feeling well, so he went to the doctor for a check up. After a thorough examination, the doctor said, “Well, based on my examination, the best thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods, give up alcohol, and stop smoking.”
The man said, “Well, to be honest with you Doc, I don’t deserve the best. What’s the second best?”
Isn’t the only time a woman wishes she were a year older be when she is expecting a baby?
A father comes home from a long business trip to find his son riding a new, 21-speed mountain bike. “Where did you get the money for the bike?” the father asks. “It must have cost $300!”
“Easy, Dad,” the boy replies. “I earned it hiking.”
“Come on, son,” the father says. “Tell me the truth.”
“That is the truth,” Johnny replies. “Every night you were gone, Sis’ boyfriend would come over to see Sis. He’d give me a $20 bill and tell me to take a hike.”
Beauty is only skin deep but stupid goes right to the bone.
An elderly lady was known for her faith and her boldness in talking about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout “Praise the Lord!”
Next door to her lived an atheist who would get angry at her proclamations and he would shout, “There ain’t no Lord!”
Hard times set in on the elderly lady and she prayed to God to send her some assistance… She stood on her front porch and shouted, “Praise the Lord…God I need food!! I am having a hard time. Please, Lord, send me some groceries.”
The next morning the lady went out on her porch, noted a large bag of groceries and she shouted, “Praise the Lord.”
The neighbor jumped up from behind a bush and said, “Ha ha.. I told you there was no Lord. I bought those groceries. God didn’t.”
The lady started jumping up and down and clapping her hands and saying, “Praise the Lord. He not only sent me groceries but He made the devil pay for them. PRAISE THE LORD.”
In my day, we didn’t have virtual reality. If a one-eyed, razorback barbarian warrior was chasing you with an ax, you just had to hope you could outrun him.
A wife angrily calls the airline that serves her small community. “What terrible service you provide!” she told the clerk.
“What do you mean, ma’am?” the clerk asked.
“Well,” she said, incensed, “my husband just returned from his college reunion in Milwaukee. But when he came into the house, I noticed his baggage had tags from Cancun!”
“This is a new dress. Do you like it? It’s from my favorite designer, On Sale.”
The customer in the Italian restaurant was so pleased that he asked to speak to the chef. The owner proudly led him into the kitchen and introduced him to the chef.
“Your veal parmigiana was superb,” the customer said. “I just spent a month in Italy, and yours is better than any I ever had over there.”
“Naturally,” the chef said. “Over there, they use domestic cheese. Ours is imported.”
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
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