Posted by: nativeiowan | November 20, 2011

Happy 65th…

The Hemmers in the Isles are thinking of the original two “olos” who started this mess, all those years ago.

Not sending a card. Not going to be there. But it is interesting to think… 65 years. Something like 120 offspring. An average of 1.8 births per annum. Hell of a long time. Hell of a lot of people touched.

I started thinking what other folks may have said about marriage and found this…

Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man your wife would have preferred

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy

When entering into a marriage one ought to ask oneself: do you believe you are going to enjoy talking with this woman up into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory, but most of the time you are together will be devoted to conversation.

There is no perfect marriage, for there are no perfect men

There are two times when a man doesn’t understand a woman – before marriage and after marriage

I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.

The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

After a few years of marriage a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.

More marriages might survive if the partners realised that sometimes the better comes after the worse.



  1. Well said, “on the road guy”…well said..You have parents who touched many many lives…mine for one…And you are following closely in their footsteps…

    • Big smile

      MEH on the road

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