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Happy Anniversary To My Wife

On Being Married For 45 Years On July 4th, Mikki and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. Way back in 1969, on a scorching hot Independence Day, we swore vows to each other. I was 17. She was still 16. But we knew what swearing to a vow meant. It was the way we were […]

How To Stay Married For 44 Years

July 4th is our anniversary, so I’m dedicating this post to my lovely wife. How To Stay Married For 44 Years This is my wife (she’s the one holding the brush). Her name is Michele, but I have known her as Mikki since I was 13 years old. We got married a few months after […]

I’m A Damn Sissy

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You… I went grocery shopping with my wife the other night, an unusual occurrence in itself, but the experience was not pleasant. The store was crowded, and the people were rude. Not like when I was growing up. I made a few comments to that effect. My wife laughed, and said, “You […]

The Wisdom of Parents

The Wisdom of Parents There are a lot of things we never thank our parents for. I’m not talking about the money it took to raise us, or the time we took from their lives, or even the love they gave, or the sacrifices they made. I’m talking about the wisdom they imparted. In particular, […]

Five Reasons I Hate My Wife

Today is my wife’s 60th birthday, and it’s quite possible she’ll kill me just for spreading that news. But since it is such a momentous occasion, I thought I’d dedicate today’s blog to her. Why I Hate My Wife I realize this sounds like a horrible title for a blog post, especially when I have […]




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