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    Hi gang.
    I'd like to brag a bit about my good wife.
    I met her when I was in the Air Force serving in Japan on the island of Okinawa. She was working in a restaurant I frequented and I would visit with her there. After a few months I asked her out. On that first date I proposed marriage and she accepted.
    We have three children, each one more wonderful than the other two.
    She is the best friend I have.
    I don't want to get carried away here so I will just say it has been an adventure for 43 years and the saga continues.
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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    OH, I forgot to add that I am thinking of buying her that new router I have been wanting.
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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    • #3
      Congratulations and best wishes for many more years of wedded bliss and adventure. Sounds like it might get a bit more adventurous if you give her the router.

      Jan

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      • #4
        Happy for both of you Stephen. My wife and I are re-newing our vow's on the 16th of this month....plus my wife is turning 60 as well. The wife has been so busy getting everything just right around here....we are doing this big party here at our place. Invited about 125 people, but I doubt there will be that many show up. We have a band and tons of food...BYOB and you will be ready. I just wish one of our 5 grown kids could make it...
        Hawaiilad
        Larry

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stephenD View Post
          Hi gang.
          After a few months I asked her out. On that first date I proposed marriage and she accepted.
          Soooo, you are a little slow to get started, but once you set a course, it's full speed ahead, huh?

          Congratulations! For the good decision 43 years ago and for sticking with it.
          Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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          • #6
            Congrat's Stephen ! I only hope after all those wonderful years, you don't ruin it with a Router for yourself, HA I'm assuming it is for you? Don't take me serious. Have a wonderful Anniversary.
            PERK

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            • #7
              Congrats Stephen..!!!
              ....don't forget... Safety first...lol.
              Jim

              The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
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              • #8
                love

                hey Stephen, enjoy your life together and be sure to tell her with every breath how much you love her. you never know what you have till its gone. we had 59 years together and it was heaven. now she is gone and the loneliness is unbearable. so enjoy and may the good lORD bless you both. john

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                • #9
                  Congratulations on 43 years of marriage. May you have many many more.

                  DW
                  Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
                  John Wayne

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                  • #10
                    Congratulations on 43 years! Great accomplishment. My wife and I will celebrate 30 this year.

                    Charles
                    Charles

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                    • #11
                      why did you wait so long to propose ? congrats on the 43 years

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations we just had our 37th in april keep on moving.
                        Someone say tool or lumber sale I am out of here

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                        • #13
                          Thanks heaps for the fun replies.
                          I think hanging on during the lean years has made the retirement sooo much better. With our pensions, ss and part time work we are doing really better than we did when working. Can't figure it out, unless we did crappy when working.
                          Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                          StephenD


                          The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                          Desert Woodcrafters
                          Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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                          • #14
                            Congratulations to one Stephen from another Stephen.

                            We will mark 40 years in Dec, also on the 16th. Best decision I ever made.
                            Steve in Richmond, VA with a DW-788

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                            • #15
                              Congratulations !
                              This would have been our 44th but the Lord called her home 15 yrs ago.
                              I ditto what woodwizard said.
                              Eric

                              Liberty Twp (Cincinnati), OH

                              If today were perfect, there would be no need for tomorrow!

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