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Jan 18, 2010

For My Wife












    Brenda, a sister younger than I, found a replica of this phrase at a yard sale. It sat on her piano in the living room. I fell in love with it so she gave it to me. Now that I'm getting older and, yes, wiser I can appreciate what the real meaning behind this phrase is. When a man is young he may say things that aren't quite right in the way he talks to his mate, more or less demanding things from her, like “get me a beer” or “get me my dinner” as soon as he gets home, or even “why isn't the house clean? What have you been doing all day, watching soap operas.” When you have enough battles over the years because you weren't patient or polite when you were younger, you finally learn to say please, thank you, or could you, please, or would you please instead of demanding what you want Besides, when the good Lord put you two together he didn't say it was up to the woman to be your maid, he put you together to make you a compliment to each other. Each should do for the other and be considerate of each other. When you realize this the saying, “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be,” has more meaning.





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7 comments:

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, well said Larry, at the end of the day no man is an island, I really do think that we all need someone

Missy said...

Oh I like this.Wisdom is an acquired trait and you've obviously walked the road of wisdom. Nicely said..Can I follow you too :)

lissa said...

sweet, it's nice to hear that wisdom has been earned and learned and also it's quite wonderful to have a partner to grow old with

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Very sweet. It is nice to think that in this world speed and I pods, two people want to grow old together.
Nicely done.

Melanie

swapnap said...

Hello Larry, Its really nice to know that people learn to be polite and courteous in a relationship. After all its a beauty to have someone in your life and even more beautiful to be grow old with one another.Enjoyed reading this.

Stan Ski said...

Good manners cost nothing.

Rinkly Rimes said...

A very heartfelt contribution!