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From: MaryW
Date: 07-09-2003, 10:15 AM (1 of 33)
How did you meet your husband? Thru friends, accident or a blind date?

I met my husband on the school bus. We were about 8-9 yrs. old and he lived a couple of miles away from us. This was way out in the country. He was mean and rotten. He used to yell and swear at me thru the bus window for no reason. Well, ok, we were already fighting on the bus but I thought he was the worst piece of skin and bone on this earth.

As the years went on, we moved on and so did he. Every once in a while we would bump into each other at different schools we went to. I never bothered with him at all, as far as I was concerned he was a nasty piece of work.

When I was 14, we met at a dance. He was 17 and had changed his tune about girls. We have been together ever since. We went together for 3 yrs. Then we got married. Yes, I was married at 17. Most marriages don't work out when one is that young. Thank goodness for the pill.

We waited for 3 yrs. before we tried to have kids and now we have 3 grown kids and 6 grandchildren. This coming March we will be married for 37 yrs. We still laugh at the bus episodes.
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 07-09-2003, 10:47 AM (2 of 33)
My husband and I met at work when we were 19. I was a waitress and he was a cook (at HoJo's in CA). It was Apr. 1st 1974 and I met lots of people my first day of work. There were 2 guys there who looked the same, Blaine and Jim...I thought they were the same guy for a couple of weeks...But I noticed they worked different shifts and one was a dishwasher. Well the cook (Jim) and I started talking after work, things went on from there...We got married in 1978 (in a judges court room, he sentenced us to 'life' :bg: ) We have no kids, but we do have 3 ferrets and lots of 'things' to keep us busy. (ie, house, hobbies and work) My husband is 'retarded' military, so we've lived all over the US and since he was an AF brat, he's lived in other countries as well. (Japan, Greece...not to mention TDYs in other places too...Australia, Korea,England,Puerto Rico.)
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From: Yannick
Date: 07-09-2003, 12:52 PM (3 of 33)
I met Guilain on a BBS you know the ancestor of the net :bluewink: . We "talked" for 1 year before we met.Most people will have fantasy descriptions of themself...well we never said how we where :bg: .I was in "cegep" at the time and my close friends didn't want me to go out with him alone...saying all kind of terribles things.So he accepted to spend the evening playing pool and drinking beer with a few aged teacher and me!He drove me back to my place and I didn't saw him before 10 months later...had to straighten things in my life!

We now have 3 fantastic kids and on the 23rd of july we will bw together 12 years! We are not "married" but i consider that having kids a house and 3 cats....make it worth it,s not the ring around the finger that is important it's the strings around your heart! :bluesmile
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From: mamahoogie
Date: 07-09-2003, 07:31 PM (4 of 33)
I met my husband (#2, #1 doesn't count anymore) at a stock car race. I was on my own with 3 kids to raise and we loved the races. This particular night my daughters decided not to go because the oldest one had a babysitting job and the other two girls wanted to go with her but urged me to go alone. We always sat in the same section with other poeple so they knew I wouldn't be sitting there I went. My husband ususally went to a totally different track that weekend but he said for some reason that morning he changed his mind and came to this one. He was sitting with a friend that the girls and I usually sat with and the friend moved over and sat me between them. Instant attraction!!!..although he thought I was too young for him until I mentioned having a teenage daughter. We lived 250 km apart and after driving back and forth for over 2 years he said all the driving was wearing his car out and we should marry and move to his city - we did in 1988 and it was the best decision we ever made. (My daughters called him "Mr. Romance" with that remark but he retorted "hey it worked so don't knock it"). He is my husband and best friend. My daughters call him Joe but refer to him as "my dad" - their own dad sort of lost interest in them over the years - his loss!! Now he is a grandfather and he loves the grandchildren. He had never been married before so this was a big step for him and I had been in a very unhappy marriage so a big step for me too. It's been a great "big step"!!
I've decided to live forever - so far, so good.
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From: sewingrandma
Date: 07-09-2003, 09:35 PM (5 of 33)
I was going to college and DH called to talk to his then girlfriend. He was stationed at a local Air Force Base. The girlfriend wasn't there so he talked to all of us that were in the day room at the time. I was the last to talk and we talked for 2 hours that night. The next night he came and picked me up to go get pizza. This was in April. In May he drove me home for the summer, it was an 8 hour drive so he must have been serious! He called most every night. We didn't see each other again until July when he came down for the weekend. He stayed with my brother and his family and I was with my folks. My parents didn't want us too close! I returned to college in August and we got married in November. Been together ever since. We've got 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Have been together now for 33 years and are each others best friend.
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From: Debby215
Date: 07-10-2003, 10:00 AM (6 of 33)
I KNOW you won't believe this one, but it's true. I was married for ALMOST 25 years, when he left me. Anyways to make a long story short, I survived breast cancer and 5 years later met my NEW husband in a personal ad on Yahoo. Go figure, we had so much in common, even the ages of our children. ANyways we only lived about 5 miles from each other, met after a week, and married before 6 months. We will be married for 3 years in October.:bg: :bg:
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From: kaykay
Date: 07-10-2003, 10:07 AM (7 of 33)
and I met 4 years ago. I had recently left an abusive marriage, had two kids left at home to raise.
My favorite place to unwind after a busy day as a cook was at our local river, coolin my feet and watching my boys play in the water.
Along came Steve, floating by in his jon boat, apparently watching the crowded beach. Ha!
He told me later he was watching ME and the boys. Finally he came over and politely introduced himself. We dated for 1 1/2 yrs, been married now for 2 1/2. He is soooo wonderful, and I agree, except for my 4 children, # 1 doesn't count.
I couldn't imagine a finer man, sweeter husband, or devoted father than Steve.

By the way, I was almost 49 when we met, so it CAN happen, can't it? :bluesmile :bluesmile :bluesmile
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From: luvmymunchkins
Date: 07-10-2003, 12:24 PM (8 of 33)
Mary you give me hope!! LOL I got married after just *barely* turning 18. I met my husbnad when a friend of ours(who was interested in me) had brought him over. Well, I ended up dating my now husband and the friend wasn't too happy about that LOL. We dated for a year and a half before getting married. We will have been married 7 years on the 27th of this month, and baby #3 is due late August early September. I am lucky that I have a husband who is very caring. I remember when we were first married people kept telling us that it would wear off. Well, it hasn't. He still is very sweet to me, and takes good care of me and our kiddos. He appreciates how hard it is for me to take care of the kids even though I don't work outside the home. He always puts us first and I love him for that.

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From: Aimee S
Date: 07-10-2003, 01:12 PM (9 of 33)
I met my hubby "On the job" He was in a fist fight with a Marine that I had to arrest. I was a Marine MP at the time. Later I went to a bar on leave and this guy was watching me and following me around. It continued for weeks. This guy just followed me around and watching me. then one night my Guy pals were not with me. I was waiting for them and this guy sent me a drink and he came over to introduce him self. He is Hispanic. Welll to make a long story short we went to breackfast to talk and then about 3 months later he took his boots off and I couldn't get the cowboy to leave. We have 4 boys and a Gan Ma, 2 dogs and 2 cats.
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From: Bama
Date: 07-12-2003, 08:56 PM (10 of 33)
I met my hubby when I was dating a friend of his. I was introduced to the first guy by my best friend. I guess if not for her, I would never have met my husband. Anyway, I was 16 at the time and things didn't work out with the first guy, but we remained goog friends, and I started dating hubby at age 17. We dated 4 years before we got married. We've been married for over 15 years.
By the way, the first guy I mentioned came over to have dinner with us a couple of weeks ago. We're still all good friends.
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From: Sewing Oodles
Date: 07-15-2003, 07:57 AM (11 of 33)
I stopped to get gas on my way to a dance. Hubby was putting gas in his car and kept trying to talk to me. I was having no part of the man covered in grease. I was wearing a baby blue pant suit and he came over and gave me a hug. YUCK A grease hug from a total stranger. Of course, being a lady I cussed him out. LOL He laughed!! The next day he showed up at my house. I didn't realize he knew my dad and my brother. 3 months later we were married. Just celebrated our 22nd anniversary. I've quit cussing him out but he still gets grease all over himself.
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From: ImASewing
Date: 07-15-2003, 10:59 AM (12 of 33)
DH's Mom & my Mom went to the same beauty shop and had known each other for years. I went with my Mom at her reg appt to get my hair trimmed and Hazel said her son was coming in on leave from the Navy & she wanted me to meet him. I said ok. She invited me to a church revival. That was Oct '78. We fell in love. Ross asked me to marry him in Dec '78. I graduated from high school May 31st '79...We married June 2nd, '79..I turned 19 July 20th, '79....We have 3 sons 21 yrs, 12 yrs, & 7 yrs....We have been together since June '79....We just celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary:love:
Janie in East Texas
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From: Raine
Date: 07-15-2003, 11:23 AM (13 of 33)
My college roommate worked with my husband. It was NOT love at first sight; I thought he was too much of a jock for me. We started talking on the phone, and then went out to a movie. We married three years later when we both graduated. We've been married for 21 years.

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From: Sherri
Date: 07-15-2003, 12:08 PM (14 of 33)
I picked him up at the bar when I was 17 (legal age to be at bar 18). Poul says he at least thought he would get someone legal at the bar. :bg: But I turned 18 a week later. We have been together ever since (10 years married 6 next week.)

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From: craftyboi
Date: 07-15-2003, 06:00 PM (15 of 33)
I met my better half in front of a bar,he was standing outside,I was leaving.I looked up and saw him,he kept staring at me.I'm like why is this fool staring at me.....then he walked over to my car.
He introduced hisself so did I.Then i left.All the way home i told myself he was too goodlooking and was nothing but trouble.So a few weeks later i went out with a friend to the same bar.There he was.......he followed me the whole night.I kept ignoring him.Finally we started up a conversation.Come to find out he had come back to that same bar everynight trying to find me.That totally knocked my socks off.We ended up talking all night til dawn.We've been together ever since.That was 17 years ago the 13 of august.......I am blessed is all I can say.
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From: Magot
Date: 07-23-2003, 04:52 PM (16 of 33)
My husband calls it 'Sharking" Donny, knowing what you want and go getting it. I was 'sharked' for three weeks at uni - every lecture, he moved and sat next to me. It was so embarressing in the end to shut him up I agreed to go out with him. Considering there is safety in numbers I invited 2 other blokes to meet us in the bar as well but Tony proclaimed his territory by draping his arm over me. No escape the other guys backed off.
We went out for 4 years before getting married took another 4 years before we started a family. (not my idea, I was drunk and unaware of what was going on - I was NEVER having kids having come from an abused background) However, God knew better and I havn't looked back. Kids are now 19 and 16 and great. Married life gets better and better and sex with the same person for years is awesome - maybe it's the menopause but boy, is he hot!
love and kisses, Jan
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From: b.terra
Date: 07-26-2003, 04:29 AM (17 of 33)
I met my husband at Safeway! grocery store. I had been on my own for a while and wasn't looking....and those people who said when you are not looking that's when it happens are so right! I was older (37yrs) and positive I would never find a mate again! He is 4 years younger and had 3 children he had full custody of so I had a ready made family!
what fun...we have been together now 11 years. What a great catch I got
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From: brendalou
Date: 07-26-2003, 01:28 PM (18 of 33)
(fairly long story) My DH was my best friend our senior year in highschool. Nothing romantic back then, just absolutely best friends. He went off to college and so did I, I got married & moved out of state. He stayed in our hometown... mom saw him at the store alot, and he and I kept in touch through my MOM! Well needless to say, #1 hub. and I broke up and I moved back to Colorado and back in with my mom & Dad so I could go back and finish my accounting degree. Mike & I picked up our friendship right where we left off... he helped me survive my divorce... build back my self-esteme. etc. However, I had NO feelings for him beyond friendship..--Even tho my parents kept telling me I was going to Marry mike.. I just told my parents.. WE WERE JUST FRIENDS:sick:! . I started dating a guy he hated, so we didn't speak for 9 months.. then I dumped the guy and Mike and I got our friendship back....Well, I dragged him off to a singles dance at my church .. we were going to pretend to be "cousins" incase either of us met someone else. WELLLLLL, some people from his work were there, and he was out dancing with the Ladies ALL NIGHT LONG.. and I couldn't figure out why I was so upset... THEN I realized that I loved him. I told him, we started "dating" a week later, and married two years later (TO THE DAY!!!) So, in jest, I tell people we just met that it took him 15 YEARS to get the nerve up to propose to me!! :bg: He hates it when I say that!
==Brenda Lou
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From: threads_40
Date: 07-26-2003, 06:58 PM (19 of 33)
My hubby and I celebrated our 26th anniversary last year. We actually broke up for about 3 years and then re-married 1 year ago on the same day we married the first time 26 years ago.

My husband has always been a plumber. I think he was born to "plumb". My girlfriend who was engaged at the time told me that his friend was looking for a good girl to one day marry. Well she told her fiance about me and arranged for us to talk. We talked for about 3 months becasue he was always on long trips with the company he worked for. Well we started talking in the end of June and we met on the 29th of September. That is all she wrote.

We married the very day we met face to face in the judges chambers. We learned alot and have never stopped loving each other. Even during our 3 years apart we did not date other people. And when we finally talked through the problems we realized we should have never divorced in the first place.

What made things really special is that we had all the chldren and grandchildren there this time. And a whole lot of pictures to last a lifetime.

By the way, my girlfriend and her fiance' broke up before my husband and I got married the first time.

"Your goal is greater than your struggle"
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From: pennypins
Date: 08-18-2003, 09:51 AM (20 of 33)
These are great's mine!

In college my best friend was Debbie, who was engaged to be married to Steve, who had a brother Mike. I was engaged to be married to Jon. Never really knew Mike, except when he was there visiting his brother and he never made an impression either way.

Five years go by and Jon and I have been married with one child and living in Vancouver - our home town is Toronto. Mike stops in the city on his way home from a trip and of course gives us a call 'cause we were someone he knew in the city. Well we play host for him, for a day and evening, and I thought goodness what a boring guy and I hope my friend Debbie's husband isn't really like this!!

So a few more years go by and Jon and I are now divorced, and I've moved back to Toronto. Debbie and I get together again, she's divorced as well. Suggests we go camping but she'll have to bring along her ex-brother-in-law Mike to help with the trailer. I think ugh, not him, and Debbie you better not have any ideas! I even cancelled out of the weekend and had to be talked back into it! Well, I guess a divorce and change and years going by can make difference in all of us, for Mike and I it was love at first (or however many) sight and we were married six months later. Its now been 13 of the best years....without his support and love I could never have got through what life has thrown at me and us during that time.

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From: weB2cats
Date: 08-19-2003, 12:34 AM (21 of 33)
He was picking mushrooms in the field next to my apartment. He had a cast on his leg from some accident related to his job. His
6'7" frame was in a pair of overalls, sans shirt and he was nicely tanned. I didn't like him much at first, as I thought he was rather arrogant. But after finding out that both his parents were high school teachers, like mine, we realized we had other things in common too. And he turned out to be very polite and close to his mom. Generally a good guy. I'm glad I didn't go by my first impressions! Been married over 20 years now.
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From: Shellymoon
Date: 09-14-2003, 08:19 PM (22 of 33)
These stories are soo funny and romantic. I love the one from the Marine who arrested her future husband. What a story to tell the grandkids.
I met my hubby on my first day on the job at Piccadilly Cafeteria in Wichita Falls. I was serving bread. He was baking it and bringing it to the counter. Earlier in the day, he had made about a dozen cherry pies and still had some of the filling on his apron. How can you not fall in love with a man who smells like cherry pie and brings you hot bread every 10 minutes? The thick brown hair and shy smile were just added bonuses. We dated 4 years and have been married 17. It gets better everyday. And, by the way, when he graduated college and went into the electronics and then computers, he dumped most of his baking skills out the window. He prefers to buy bread and pies at the bakery these days. He can still crank out some killer home baked biscuits though!
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From: MaryW
Date: 09-15-2003, 08:21 AM (23 of 33)
Shelly, I could sure use him on the weekends around here. Do you know if you leave 3 13 yr. olds alone in my kitchen, they can totally clear my cupboards out in half an hour. Sheesh.
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From: Pudge99
Date: 09-18-2003, 09:38 AM (24 of 33)
I met my husband when I was 10 and he was 17. My mom was a chaperone (sp?) for the church youth group stuff and I tagged along. Before you think anything about me just being a baby let me tell you that is when I met him not when we got involved. I love the fact that I have such wonderful memories of growing up and he is in a lot of them. He taught me how to bowl and how to play euchre. I still have the stuffed animals he won for me at six Flags (20 yrs ago). Well anyway he joined the Airforce but we still kept in contact because he became my brothers best friend.
In hindsight I have learned that he was just setting the foundations for a wonderful relationship. He was waiting for me to turn 18. Being the bonehead that I was I never realized. So when he came home the year I turned 18 I was dating my 1st husband. The next year I was pregnant (he was there when my whole family found out). The next year after that I was married to my daughters father. Well time went by and my first husband turned out to be the jerk I thought he was when I first met him (sometimes first impressions are the right ones) so I got rid of him. That next summer I got a card in the mail saying if I wanted we could do dinner and a movie when he came home for his visit(he finally made his move). It took a lot of coaxing from my mother and friends for me to decide to go. I had always thought of him as my big brother. The final clincher was my almost 3 yr old daughter saying "Is that your new Daddy Mamma?" after he had given me a hug. The lightbulb went off over my head and I thought well, why not? So we went to dinner and a movie. Cluess was the name of the movie. For those of you who didn't see this movie it was about a young girl who ended up falling for a guy who she grew up with thinking of as a brother (her dad and his mom were married). Well I don't think I could have picked a more appropriate movie if I tried.
Well we did the long distance relationship thing until I got all the paper work in order to remove my daughter from the state and we finally married when she was 4 1/2. Three kids and 6 yrs later we are still happy.
Now when my husband and daughter are butting heads I always inform her that she put the idea in my head. She just rolls her eyes and laughs most of the time. Now that she is 10 I tell her to keep her eyes open because she might be meeting her future husband any day now.
Sorry this was so long but this is 2/3 of my lifespan.
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From: Dode
Date: 10-15-2003, 04:22 PM (25 of 33)
Hi everyone. I have been away from this site for several months and I see a few changes. What a nice way to get to know a little about you on this site. I met my husband after two friends and I had been to a basketball game. We were going to see who was at the restarant before going home, when, three guys pulled up in a half ton and asked us if we wanted a ride home. Well the rest is history. We have been married 41 years as of Sept. 2003. We have 5 kids, 7 grandkids and 1 ggson.
Have a great day everyone and I am looking forward to chattingmore in the future.
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From: kryzewski
Date: 10-16-2003, 03:51 PM (26 of 33)
I attended an all-girls high school and Joe attended our "brother school." On March 4, 1967 I met him at a mixer at his school. My head was in the clouds - for he was a junior and I was a sophomore! Over the years he became my best friend and eight years to the day, he proposed:bg: In the midst of the bicentennial celebrations here in New Haven, we got married on July 10, 1976!!! He being a "logical engineer," our whole life was planned before our wedding. How fast plans change!!!! We have only lived up to one plan -- that we stick together in thick and thin! We have two beautiful daughters (ages 24 and 21); both in college - the oldest (Krysta) working on her doctorate and the younger (Laura) working on her nursing bachelors. We've had numerous beings come through our home - both human and animal. Presently, we have only 3 cats and no extra humans (except when daughter(s) come home with friends, etc.) It's a real pleasure to meet everyone with this question. This is my first day on the list - thank you all!
Have a pieceful day! Kathy
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From: maps
Date: 10-16-2003, 05:15 PM (27 of 33)
Kathy, welcome!!! i agree with you on the best friend always makes the best husbands!!!
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From: MaryW
Date: 10-16-2003, 05:24 PM (28 of 33)
Hi Kryzewski, welcome to Sew Whats New. :Canada: :USA:
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From: LauraM62
Date: 10-27-2003, 09:34 AM (29 of 33)
I have to say this is fun! I am fairly new on the board, and am enjoying learning about new friends! Like several of you I had a husband #1 that was a real jerk, we had 2 kids together that he signed away to get out of child support, which was fine with me. I spent 5 years as a single mom. I use to love to chat online, something to do from the home after kids had gone to bed! Usually was on singles area chat boards. Well my present husband kept teasing me, nicely though, and I gave him teasing right back. See he was 7 years younger then me, so kept teasing him about being a baby, although he was an Army Screaming Eagle! In the end we spent months giving each other a hard time, when we finally started talking on the phone, then finally I decided to meet him. Mind you I an no intention of a relationship - bad marriage baggage on my side, and he was younger, never been married - but he had turned into a good friend. Needless to say he was wonderful, and we had so much in common I couldn't believe it! We spent several months dating, when he talked of loving me and marriage - I was still a little worried about the age thing - but we have now been married for 5 1/2 years! He is so wonderful, romantic, and my best friend! We added another child to our family, he adopted the other girls, and they call him dad with all the glory of a father that loves them! I was 36 when we married - so I guess it is never to late to find the love of your life - if you open you mind like I had to - to someone younger then me! lol
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If everyone cared and nobody cried; If everyone loved and nobody lied; If everyone shared and swallowed their pride; Then we'd see the day when nobody died --'If Everyone Cared' by Nickelback
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From: mamahoogie
Date: 10-27-2003, 09:38 AM (30 of 33)
Lovely story. So similiar to mine but opposite - my hubby is 8 years older then me, had never married, no kids and ended up with me and my three daughters. I was almost 40 when I remarried. Finding the right one is worth it, isn't it?
I've decided to live forever - so far, so good.
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From: LauraM62
Date: 10-27-2003, 09:45 AM (31 of 33)
Very much worth it! I have a whole different view on marriage and my mate this time around! I actually love being married! And having my best friend as my husband is something I use to only dream and wish for! There are some wonderful men out there - I use to tell my friends you just have to wade through the jerks to find the good ones!
SW Indiana

If everyone cared and nobody cried; If everyone loved and nobody lied; If everyone shared and swallowed their pride; Then we'd see the day when nobody died --'If Everyone Cared' by Nickelback
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From: Reta J
Date: 10-28-2003, 07:25 AM (32 of 33)
I just ran into my hubby one day. I really mean that, I ran into him. We were at work and I was going around a corner and he was coming the other way. He is 6'7" and I am 5'0". When i ran into him, my forhead hit his diamond chip tie tac and cut my forhead open, I fell off my high heels and the tie tac sliced my forhead open. He was Saftey Observer for that month for the plant and had to write up the accident report, take me to nurse and clean the blood up. lol We hated each other and let each other know it in very choice names. We were both going thru seperations from bad marriages. After a few months of name calling and cursing each other when we saw each other, we started talking about our separations. We had nothing in common. lol But we could talk easily with each other. I was a farm girl from a working family. (i worked since i was 9 years old) and he was an only child from a Navy family with "old" money and name. He only knew city life. We have now been married 23 years on November 15, but were together for a year before that. (neither of us wanted partners like our first, so we wanted to make sure). We have 3 children, 2 grandkids, 3 dogs and a rabbit. We have been through a heck of a lot but neither of us would change it. We have found that no matter what the world and family can throw against us, we unite even stronger and take em on. We win!!!! lol:bg:
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Reta J
User: Reta J
Member since: 01-30-2002
Total posts: 136
From: pbknudson
Date: 10-28-2003, 12:08 PM (33 of 33)
I met my hubby on a blind date that my principal (& friend) set up. I thought he'd be fun to do things with, but wanted no serious relationship. He was a widower with a teenage daughter and a 20's yr old son. He had different ideas and we married last April (we're both 51) after dating 6 years. (He had promised his daughter that they would stay in their house until she graduated. I respected that and after she moved out, we married.) We have sold his house, are living in my too small house and will close on another house with a gigantic sewing/craft room on Nov. 3. We looked until we found a sewing room that was large enough. Before we move in, he will need to repaint the inside of the whole house, then we will move, and redo the house we are living in to sell. Thank goodness he is retired, after 24 years in the marine corps. I had lived alone for 20 years and like it, so we had some challenges, but I couldn't ask for a more wonderful man. (He went hunting at the end of last week, and left a dozen rose as a surprise.) He does most of the cooking, shopping and even does laundry!
User: pbknudson
Member since: 04-02-2003
Total posts: 20
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