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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


It's not a very big number.

It is, however, the number of days that I've been married.

45.8% of all marriages in this country end in divorce.

Probably a number exceeding the 4.2% remaining to make up a half are estranged or Not Doing Well.

Mine is happy.

I thought about telling y'all the story of how I met and married my wife.

But the problem is,

A: It's interesting to me, but probably not to the rest of the planet, and
B: That's mine. I'll share it with you over a cuppa, some time. But not here. Not this way.

I've got to close here, to go climb in bed with the woman that I've been married to for 10 years.

And in the morning, I've got to figure out what the hell I'm gonna get her that's made of tin.

I love my wife.

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At Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:48:00 AM, Blogger Tam said...

Congratulations, y'all. :)

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:48:00 AM, Blogger Roberta X said...

Tin? Perhaps a nice Colonial candle-lantern? The better pie safes often have figured-tin panels in the doors, too.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:19:00 AM, Blogger JPG said...

"Ah doan' keer who you are, that there's sweet."

That's really great. I'll look forward to the announcement of your Silver Anniversary.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 59 days ahead of you. I gave my wife a Alaskan cruise for our 10th, August of last year. --- Billy Sparks

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:16:00 AM, Blogger Christina LMT said...

Congrats, Matt!

Ya know, those statistics don't mention that a lot of those marriages that end in divorce are a second or third (or more!) go around. So it might be repeat offenders skewing the numbers...

That's what I like to think, anyway.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:17:00 AM, Blogger Mr. Fixit said...

Congratulations! May peace and happiness always fill your home.

Mr Fixit

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:30:00 AM, Blogger Squeaky Wheel said...

Aww...yay! :-D Congratulations, and many more happy years to the two of you!

(buy a tin pie-pan. bake her an apple pie, or a pie that she loves. then you've met the requirement while also having done something "sweet" for her.)

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:34:00 AM, Anonymous homebru said...

If the gift was a pie safe with punched-tin doors, maybe it would somehow attract pies. Maybe.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:59:00 AM, Blogger CrankyProf said...

Happy anniversary, and congrats!

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:17:00 AM, Anonymous Kilgor said...

2,237 days here. Congratulations sir.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:33:00 AM, Blogger William the Coroner said...

The Wolverine Manufacturing Co of Pittsburgh did some neat tin toys. Some are quite classic--and they've got some on ebay. Of course, they are mostly for boys.


At Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:01:00 AM, Blogger Omnibus Driver said...

Happiest of anniversaries to you and your lovely missus!

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:53:00 AM, Anonymous Kristopher said...

Tin = Pewter.

Modern "Pewter" ( "States metal" or Brittania Metal" ) is lead free, but still contains tin.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:02:00 PM, Blogger BobG said...

Congratulations, I hope you have many more. I've been married for 34 years and never regretted it.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:20:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Happy anniversary.

I've found serial monogamy to work well for me...married to several women, just one at a time. I'm a big believer in the "pitch 'til you win" philosophy of marriage. I've made it longer with this wife than the previous, and with this one, there's no fighting. I think this one will stick.


At Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:03:00 PM, Blogger Breda said...


(I like the pie idea. A man who bakes is a keeper, for sure!)

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:27:00 PM, Blogger J.R.Shirley said...

Good on you, bro. And yay for her.

Maybe if my first hadn't been a lesbian, I'd be celebrating my...14th anniversary in a month and a half.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:37:00 PM, Blogger Assrot said...

I got a few days on you there. I been married to the current wife for 13,573 days.

I was married to the first wife for 3,287 days. She was a dope head and a loser. I loved her but I couldn't fix her so I threw her out on her ass on day 3,288.

It's a sad thing but my son tells me she's still a doper and a homeless bag lady in Denver these days.

I really tried with everything I had to help her.

Some folks you just can't reach.

I'll be with the current wife until the day I die if she'll put up with me that much longer.

I hope your marriage is as long and happy as my current marriage has been.


At Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:42:00 PM, Blogger SpeakerTweaker said...

Congratulations! I've known my wife for that long in May, but the marriage has only been since 2000. I look forward to 10 years of the same last name.

Oh, and put me down for that cuppa;)


At Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:36:00 PM, Anonymous Bob@thenest said...

Senior in high school, on a Mother-to-Mother arranged date with a neighborhood Freshman.
HORRIBLE date at Nazi Nuns' school dance.
Scream at Mother, swear will never see that girl again.
Few years later see across the street while home on leave (USAF).
Mom, who was that?
You're kidding.
Several dates later, followed by Vietnam and several more dates.
Been married to her since 1968.
Congratulations, good luck, and go for it.

At Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:59:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

That was a lovely tribute to your wonderful wife. Congratulations!

At Friday, February 29, 2008 7:20:00 AM, Blogger Murphy said...


Here's to many more...

At Friday, February 29, 2008 2:01:00 PM, Blogger OK Katrina said...

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. G! I pray the next 10 years will be even better than the last.

At Friday, February 29, 2008 3:12:00 PM, Blogger Sabra said...

I love hearing about people who do make it. I'm only a year behind you, and in the on-the-rocks group headed to the statistic group.

Here's to not having an ending.

At Friday, February 29, 2008 9:24:00 PM, Blogger GUYK said...

Happy anniversary and I wish you many many sweetthing has put up with me now for 44 years..and I love her more today than the day I married her.


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