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42 years of marriage
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:08:33 AM »
Today my wife and I celebrate 42 years of marriage. That year, the high temp was 10, and we stood in the snow banks for photos, then that night it got down to -40 (temp, not wind chill). Yep, northern Minnesota wedding in the dead of winter. Where else?  :D

In the mean time we have moved 28 times, traveled in most states except Alaska, and five in the northeast. We adopted two boys. Now we have a wonderful daughter-in-law, five delightful, loving grandchildren, and one great grandson.

God has been good. Thank you, Lord.
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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 11:53:49 AM »
Congratulations on 42 years of marriage.  May the
Lord who has blessed you in the past, continue to
bless your future years together.

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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 12:04:09 PM »
Congratulations!  Give her flowers and chocolate and tell her she's pretty often . . . that always works!  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 12:25:23 PM »
Congratulations!  Give her flowers and chocolate and tell her she's pretty often . . . that always works!  ;D

OK the smart aleck in me has to say it:

1) what is she is pretty often?
2) If she is pretty often, does that mean she is sometimes not pretty?  :)

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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 01:05:35 PM »
Congratulations!  Give her flowers and chocolate and tell her she's pretty often . . . that always works!  ;D

A quick lesson I learned in engagement and marriage, she does not particularly care for flowers (she accepts them, but does not pump the heart for her). I should qualify this: she likes live plants. And chocolate she can only have a little, and since I gave up sugar three weeks ago, not likely. For both of us, we seldom eat out, but we like to go to a restaurant and enjoy the quiet conversation.

Tell her: shes pretty. Yep, do that often. (Steve, I just did some textual criticism of the Deaconess post, and figured out what she meant. Well, ya know, being an exegete and all, what would you expect?  ;D )
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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 01:06:12 PM »
Congratulations!  God grant you both many more years!
Orthodox Reader and former Lutheran (LCMS and WELS).

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013, 01:36:17 PM »
The deaconess writes:
Congratulations!  Give her flowers and chocolate and tell her she's pretty often . . . that always works!
I comment:
Uh, no it doesn't. That would be w-a-a-y too easy.
And 'ere long, I'm about to hit 50 years as a husband.

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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 01:50:53 PM »
Charles, is your 50 years as a husband to the
same wife?   Just messing with you......Have a
good day.

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 03:29:20 PM »
Congratulations on your 42nd wedding anniversary.   :)

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 03:36:35 PM »
Congratulations and alleluia!

(Lorna and I are approaching 51 years together.)


Peace, JOHN
Pr. JOHN HANNAH, STS

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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 04:35:37 PM »
A few years back when Lois and I were approaching our 30th, we happened to mention it in the company of a couple of her younger colleagues. One of them said, "Thirty years! How do you even do that?"

To which both of us replied, in absolute unison: "Grit."   ;D
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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 04:42:17 PM »
I look forward to my 42nd anniversary, if for no other reason than it would mean I had lived to see my 82nd year.

Congratulations! May you and your wife live to celebrate many more milestones.

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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 05:02:01 PM »
Yep. Same wife all those 50 years.
I think at 35, she gave me a yearly option for renewal; and has picked up that option 14 times now. This year, I'm negotiating for a true lifetime contract. But neither chocolates nor compliments on appearance are going to be on the table. I and my lawyers would be laughed out of the room.

A parishioner, at the dinner feting their 50th, was asked how someone makes it to 50. "First," he said, "you have to live that long."
He added, "then, you have to agree to dinner out twice a week. I go out on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Arlene goes out on Tuesdays and Thursdays."

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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 12:41:22 AM »
Thanks for the well wishes. We spent a quiet day at home, then worshiped tonight. Very nice day.
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Re: 42 years of marriage
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 09:08:28 PM »
In honor of our 28 moves: Ive been everywhere
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