Sunday, November 28, 2010

Funky Old Dude Still Married After 52 Years - A Love Story

A Toast to Bob and Ann
A few days ago I wrote this story about some of the things I'm thankful for, like my wife and kids. Let me give you a very brief recap. I met my wife online. We were friends for quite a while before we actually met face to face. The rest is, as they say, history. I have been with Heather for six years now, so I guess those dipsticks that said she and I would last three months have been proven wrong.

A friend of mine, Bob Zeller at Texas Tweeties, can be beat my record by a few years, By a few, I mean he beats me by forty-six years! And he did it the old fashioned way. By way of the United States Postal Service.

I asked Bob just after I posted my story about meeting Heather to tell me the story of how he met Ann, his wife of FIFTY-TWO years! 
In Bob's own words, here's his tale of romance. It's a great read, so please take a few minutes to read aboutan amazing love story that is 52 years young and still kickin' ass and takin' names. This is one of the best stories ever told. I promise.

Good News Stories About America

The Symbol of the United States of America
First things first. I' like to wish my sister Cheryl, who is one of the toughest (in a good way) women I know, a Happy Birthday. Cheryl is one of the best women I've had the pleasure to know and it's a privilege to be her brother. Happy Birthday, Cher Bug. Today is also Cheryl's daughter Erica's birthday. Erica is a lot like her mother, so she's a keeper, too. Happy Birthday Erica Bob. I love you both very much.

We've reached the end of the long Thanksgiving Weekend, made it through Black Firday and look forward to Cyber Monday tomorrow. A quick reminder, if you are doing some Christmas shopping online, please consider clicking on one of the ads on all three of my blogs. You'll get some great bargains and I'll get a small commssion from each sale. I'd appreciate it. Also on each blog you'll see a "Donate" button. If you are so inclined and would like to make a donation directly to me through PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account), it's a secure transaction and would be a nice reward for all the hard work it takes to run three blogs by myself. besides this blog, I also run Dumbass News, which is quickly becoming very popular with you and other readers around the world. My newest entry into the world of cyber comedy is Because Toby Said So. It, too, is picking up new readers from all over the globe. take a minute or two to look these two blogs. They're actually pretty funny and definitely worth a quick perusal. Thanks in advance. :)

As has become a custom on Sundays, I hopped into the Almost Way Back Time Machine and thoroughly examined the Three States Plus One archives for material worthy of your time and attention. This is what I came up with:
  • Texas Tidbits: Miss Me Yet? Yup. - A short but heartfelt tribute to the 43rd President of the United States - George W. Bush. A few weeks ago, President Bush released his memoirs (and I have signed copy number 47) , which by the way, you can order through a link to on this very page. I disagreed with President Bush on many things, but one of them was not his love for his country and the decisions he made regarding the safety and well-being of her citizens. This short post is an example of what a great man George W. Bush is. Give it a look. You'll see what I mean.
  • Maine Minutiae: Message In a Bottle - I had forgotten about this post and I am glad I found it again. It's about some kids in a school in Castine, Maine who put a message in a bottle then chunked it into the Atlantic Ocean. Somebody found it a very unlikely place. this is a nice, syrupy story that is good to read on a Sunday morning. 
  • Colorado Chronicles: Honey, Can We Move Here? - This post is worth the look just to see the picture at the top of the article. Meeker, Colorado. I could live there.
That's a pretty good line up of Sunday reading right there. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I liked writing it. The posts I have linked you to are a microcosm of America and its people. You have a former President, a group of school kids and the Natural beauty that are America. God bless you and may God continue to bless America.

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