a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Marriage Is...

After yesterday's post, I want to clarify something...my hubby and I are very happy.  No harm was ever intended or thought about during this previously posted incident. It was just another funny story from the book of our life together.

Our marriage has laughter, love and friendship and I believe those are important elements or I never would have lasted through thirty-eight years!

Yes, Hubby has thrown me from a moving vehicle, placed duct tape in my underwear, oiled the commode ring, placed exploding fireworks in the kitchen cabinet and tied my pants legs in knots while I shower.  BUT, I have also dealt out as good as I got.  I have thrown rotten eggs in close proximity to him, hidden snakes in his truck, placed panties in his sandwiches, put Ambesol in his Carmex and Ben Gay in his pillow case.

Hubby brings me wild flowers and pretty rocks and understands my obsessiveness with animals.  I understand his dreams.  We tolerate and are entertained by my our differences.  We are an enduring match...we are both too stubborn to give up.

One year during our anniversary Hubby said,  After all these years, I can say I have never been bored!  To me that was the greatest compliment I have ever received.

All in all, we are the perfect couple, sometimes...no one is a perfect couple all the time.  It is the ability to work through those imperfections with love, laughter and understanding that has made ours a fantastic lifetime.

22 comments:

Cheryl Ann said...

Hubby and I have been married 38 years, too! And, life hasn't always been a bowl of cherries, but we're still together!

Gramma Ann said...

We have been married 52 years and what can I say, we are still together, through thick and thin, mostly the thick is me.

Well, said, and I agree, we have to have a sense of humor, to survive not only marriage, but life in general.

Teresa aka JW said...

I never doubted your happiness as a couple. A little excitement in marriage is better than dullness and yawning, as long as you live through it...and you did.

:)

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm glad that you've had a happy marriage. :)

ellen abbott said...

good for you for sticking it out. too many people want to bail at the first sign of trouble. Young people have no stamina.

allhorsestuff said...

Oh Gail, that was the best writing on marriage!! had me snorking it up with laughter..nope, no boredom there! Good clean fun!
Loved hearing about it too.

We are about to be in it for 21 years on the 11th! YEA!
KK

Carol Kilgore said...

I just now read your previous post. Hilarious! I can totally see that happening, and I know you've gotten a lot of mileage out of the incident. I'd be pissed about the jeans, too :)

Linda in New Mexico said...

congrats on the 38 years....us too. And if weren't for laughter, I can't imagine being with anyone friend, lover or foe for that long. You wrote and excellent post on marriage of longevity. Sometime I'll tell ya about the blue dye and a bubble bath for Sweet Man............tee hee. The Olde Bagg

Maria said...

That is awesome!! Congrats on 38yrs! I think your story is great, otherwise your life would be boring!

Maria said...

That is awesome!! Congrats on 38yrs! I think your story is great, otherwise your life would be boring!

Nezzy said...

In a good marriage one always has to be ready to roll with the punches, even if it means rollin' out of a movin' vehicle! Heeheehehe! That still cracks me up!!!

I never doubted for one split-second that you two were made for each other. As you, our rural lives have taken our almost 38 years through events that city slickers only read about or watch in movies but it's never ever boring or dull! :o)

God bless ya sweetie and enjoy your weekend!

Bwahhhhhhaaaa!!!! "Shut-up, I just killed your Mom!!!! I I have to say Hubby about rolled out of the chair laughin' at that one too!!!

Pat said...

Wait. PANTIES in his SANDWICHES? Oh, DO TELL!!

Jo said...

Gail, following this blog for quite a while now, I've never doubted your happily married state. That is why you're still around to tell the tale of him throwing you outta the car (lol!) I chuckled to myself today thinking about your hubby telling the girls "I've killed your mom" I could just imagine the crescendo of screams/sobs from them then! Thanks for this beautiful post. May you have many more years of boredomless marriage. Jo

LindaG said...

36 for us. :)
It is definitely about working through things and laughing when you can.
Hope you're all having a great weekend!

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Congrats. Love the story. Ours is similar, with all our ups and downs and health issues.

Nov 9th we will be married 48 years.
Three girls reared and eight grand children from 4 - 19. It's all been invigorating. Interesting. Crazy. Loving.

Blessings to you and hubby.
Barb

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Congrats. Love the story. Ours is similar, with all our ups and downs and health issues.

Nov 9th we will be married 48 years.
Three girls reared and eight grand children from 4 - 19. It's all been invigorating. Interesting. Crazy. Loving.

Blessings to you and hubby.
Barb

COUNTRY GAL said...

Was married for 20 years, but had to leave due to verbal and mental abuse. But my hubby and I now have only been married for a short time but we complete eachother. This will last for a very very long time cause we have both been through the ringer with past exs and have found that we are very much alike but then different as well! I am happy for all those who have been married for 30 or more years it takes two as far as I am concerned to make it work ! Have a great weekend !

Nora said...

I have no comment!

carolina nana said...

Gail I just wanted to let you know the heater worked great last night. It kept that sunroom at 60 all night,it ran constantly I think but if the cost estimates are right at 10 cents an hour that's not bad.I don't need that high of temperature out there,I only want to keep it warm enough not to freeze all my plants. That is one thing I don't like,there is no numbers to set the thermostat at,only lights so you have to guess at what temp you are at. But all in all so far I am happy .
Have a blessed weekend.It's cold in these mountains tonight.

~Tonia said...

LOL!!! I had to read the previous post to my husband and He thought the "shut up I just killed your mom" was the highlight!! Till Iread him this post! I was laughing while trying to read it! You all are quite the inspiration for those of us not quite to the 30+yr mark.. We will be married 16yrs the 26th of this month..
Always enjoy your stories!
P.S Duct tape???OUCH!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I nearly fell off my little chair on this one! Especially the "I've never been bored!" as that was the exact thing Pat said to me...on more than one occassion. I miss him terribly!
I am happy though...or at least very content. Life is good. Not what I expected...but it is good.

The more I read about you and talk to you, the more I like you. You do know the opposite is always possible don't you? LOL

Briefly, this are quiet except for an occassional "growl" which never fails to frighten me! LOL
What an interesting house this is!
And what is REALLY interesting is that it looks so...normal from the darned street!
All is well. I LOVED this post! Just loved it!!
Hugs!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Love this post, Gail! If all marriages could claim the same thing about not being boring....there'd be a lot less divorce :)

~Lisa

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