The days inch forward to this summer when I will be married for
Some of the more astute readers will get out
your fingers and toes and figure out that
we got married rather late in life.
(2) Coach Bobby Pruett the very successful
former coach of the Marshall football team
summed up the different views on marriage for husbands
Coach Pruett said," I have been
happily married for 45 years. When I told my wife that
she said, Yes we have had 20 good years
but never 2 in a row."
(3) Anytime we went out somewhere Mary Jo would
always take cab money in
case she got mad at me and needed to get home
on her own. Apparently she no longer carries cab
money. I am not sure if that is because
after nearly 40 years together she has more
trust in me or has just given up.
(4) We have a friend who told the story of an
event to honor his grandparents 50th wedding anniversary.
Some one asked his grandfather to what would
he attribute the longevity of their marriage. The
grandfather jumped up and said "because in all
these years we never had a cross word." His wife
shouted out, " Sit down and shut up you old
(5)Clearly the old Chinese adage "Happy
Wife Happy Life" seems like a sound operating
strategy for a happy marriage and life.
(6) Finally fellows, never despair because
the Lord watches out for children and fools.