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Title: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Skip Slocum on March 10, 2012, 04:57:46 PM
To My Bunny on our Day-

March-12-2012 marks thirty years of marriage for my wife and me. Iím quite sure she has probably contemplated murder more than once during this time. She would probably get off scot-free too, once the judge heard what she had to say. However, luckily for me, she has repressed those urges and continued to torture herself with yet another year.

When she reads this, sheíll probably chuckle in that little special way of hers to let me know Iím still not out of the woods on this subject. Yet, thatís not what I wanted to tell you or her.

For those who donít believe in love at first sight, Becky and I are living proof that it does in fact exist. And Iíve also heard it said that time in a bad marriage crawls by at a slow monotonous and torturous pace. In that I couldnít tell you because for me, thirty years has flashed by so fast, I canít believe where all the time went.

I canít tell you why it works, because Becky and I are the proverbial polar opposites on so many things. Folks may say thatís probably why it works and that would also account for why my future murder might still be in the cards.

When I was younger, I didnít listen to a lot of the advice given from people older than I was but Becky and I wanted our marriage to work better than many of the dysfunctional relationships around us.

So if there are any young men out there who are contemplating marriage, this middle-aged man has just a few pieces of advice.

1)   Once you and your lady have decided to marryó wait one year. Make sure its right. That year will zip by.
2)   Never hit your woman, not even in play. There are no exceptions to this rule. Any time you think a playful swat is in order, kiss her instead.
3)   Never joke about divorce.
4)   Agree that you and she will disagree on many things and you donít necessarily know the best way to go forward with the problems you are facing.
5)   Donít argue or fight in the bedroom. That room is your sanctuary from the rest of the world.
6)   Hold hands and kiss her everyday.  

One more thing, according to blustering tough-man attitudes, television, movies, real men donít say, ĎI love youí they are dead wrong. ĎI love youí makes the world go around. And no matter how much they mean to you, they are priceless to heróif you mean it.

So to my dear, sweet, beautiful, wifeóin front of the whole worldóI love you, and would do it all over again, in a heartbeat.
Letís renew our lease for another thirty years.
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 10, 2012, 05:06:18 PM
Good advise Skip and aside from the advise (which I'm sure Bunny would agree with), I think she will also appreciate the words of love.  :) 
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: thatollie on March 10, 2012, 05:08:28 PM
I think I'll just dog-ear this advice for future reference. See, that's already one thing I've learned from you.
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Skip Slocum on March 10, 2012, 05:14:49 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: thatollie on March 10, 2012, 05:16:16 PM
I should've learnt to edit from you too. You're good at it.
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Don on March 10, 2012, 05:46:50 PM
Congratulations, Skip. Thirty of anything is more than most people accomplish.
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2012, 05:59:40 PM
Congratulations to Skip and his Bunny.
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Skip Slocum on March 10, 2012, 06:02:18 PM
Thank you gents. I wish I could have been in on the betting pool her brothers had going.
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: 510bhan on March 10, 2012, 08:11:37 PM
Congrats Skip and Bunny -- long may it continue. ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: A.W.M on March 10, 2012, 08:35:06 PM
Congratulations Skip and Bunny.  Skip, Some great advice for those about to take that big step.  I'm sure  Bunny will appreciate every word.  Well written and straight from the heart.  Make sure to keep a copy, even frame it and find a special place for all to see.  

Again, congratulations and the best for the next thirty.



  

      
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Skip Slocum on March 10, 2012, 09:55:18 PM
Thanks guys.  ;D
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Vienna on March 11, 2012, 07:24:21 AM
keep on going Skip and Bunny! Lets all raise a glass!
Title: Re: To My Bunny on our Day //30 years
Post by: Skip Slocum on March 11, 2012, 03:32:40 PM
Thank you, Sir.  ;D