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Old 10-11-07, 02:16 AM   #1
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32nd Anniversary

10/10/1975 seems like yesterday and a million years ago all at the same time.
I wonder if those two kids would have still gotten married way back then if
they had known about all the trials that were in store for them? I'm glad we
did, after all, it ain't easy to find a woman willing to be a bicycle widow on beautiful
weekends. They're special, rare individuals and I most certainly do appreciate
the one who's chosen to share her life with me, as cranky and grumpy as I
get to be at times. She does comment occasionally about all the bikes
stored around the garage and house, but I still believe I'll keep her around.

I should probably change my tag to Lucky Cranky Old Dude

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Old 10-11-07, 05:16 AM   #2
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a rarity now days hope it continues and that is just outstanding

I have been married 35 years and no regrets either.
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Old 10-11-07, 05:20 AM   #3
just keep riding
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Congratulations! That's a lot harder to accomplish than a century ride.
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Old 10-11-07, 05:41 AM   #4
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Congratulations to both of you.

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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Old 10-11-07, 06:30 AM   #5
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Way to go, I'm coming up on 42 years. WOW!
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Old 10-11-07, 07:53 AM   #6
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Congratulations. I recently hit 35 years. This time.
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Old 10-11-07, 09:15 AM   #7
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Happy Anniversary!!!
My wife has tolerated/endured 40 years......
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Old 10-11-07, 09:47 AM   #8
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Gee, I'm only at 20, so I guess we are youngsters compared to you guys. I too am glad that a found woman that would accept a husband/child.

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Old 10-11-07, 10:14 AM   #9
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Don't be getting soft on us, Cranky. We're at 28....
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Old 10-11-07, 11:10 AM   #10
Pedaled too far.
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Well, you're doing twice as well as I was able to do. Mine only lasted till the 16th anniversary, and a few days short of that. My hat is off to you.
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Old 10-11-07, 11:22 AM   #11
Time for a change.
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33 years now but to stop the nagging- at the wifes suggestion- I got a new Bike shed last year. She can have the Garage- but I did get a moan last week that I still have a lot of cycling gear in the Cupboards in there.-Oh and the tandem is dripping oil again- so when is that going to go down the shed- and I still haven't filled the holes in the wall from where I used to hang the bikes. And are you going to get rid of those old tyres?

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Old 10-11-07, 03:27 PM   #12
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Wedding anniversary #53 coming up in January. Spouse does not complain about 'bikes' as she has covered 200,000+ miles on tandems with me!
One regret: should have married her sooner!
Pedal on TWOgether!
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Old 10-11-07, 03:55 PM   #13
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25 here in March 2008. 32 years sounds like a wonderful thing!
Congrats to you and happy anniversary
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Old 10-11-07, 06:24 PM   #14
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Congratulations to you and Mrs. Cranky on 32 years.

38 years for my better half and me.
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Old 10-11-07, 06:31 PM   #15
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Congratulations to the both of you. That is a long time and a lot of shared memories. We have been married only 30.
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