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capri man
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Posts: 7611
From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 01-12-2006 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
> NOTES FROM A THOUGHTFUL HUSBAND
> >
> > It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it
becomes
> > harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when
they
> > were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some
are
> > oversensitive, and there's nothing worse than an oversensitive
woman.
> >
> > My name is Ron. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my
wife,
> > Julie. When I took "early retirement" last year, it became necessary
for
> > Julie to get a full-time job, both for the extra income and for the
> > health benefits that we needed. Shortly after she started working, I
noticed
> > she was beginning to show her age.
> >
> > I usually get home from the golf course about the same time she gets
home
> > from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always
says
she
> > has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't
yell at
> > her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she
gets
> > dinner on the table. I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at
the
club
> > so eating out is not reasonable. I'm ready for some home cooked grub
when I
> > hit that door.
> >
> > She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now
it's
not
> > unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner.
I
do
> > what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each
evening
that
> > they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as
it
does
> > seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.
> >
> > Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she
will
say
> > that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills
during
> > her lunch hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I
just
smile
> > and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or
even
three
> > days. That way she won't have to rush so much.
> >
> > I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then
wouldn't
hurt
> > her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my
strong
> > points.
> >
> > When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest
periods.
She
> > had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the yard.
I
try
> > not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a
nice,
big,
> > cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while.
And,
as
> > long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for
me
too.
> >
> > I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Julie.
I'm
not
> > saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will
find
it
> > difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I
do
how
> > frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you
just
use
> > a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of
this
> > article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After
all,
we
> > are put on this earth to help each other...
> > Ron
> >
> > EDITOR'S NOTE: Ron died suddenly Thursday May 26. He was found with
a
> > Calloway extra long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II rammed up his
backside
with
> > only 2 inches of grip showing...His wife Julie was arrested, but the
> > all-woman Grand Jury accepted her defense that he accidentally sat
down
on
> > it very suddenly.
>

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-302-7.25 @93mph 1/8
1.54 60ft 50 % of the fun dragracing is meeting people who will give you the shirt off their back to wipe the grease off your hands.
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68 Coop
Gearhead

Posts: 3354
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027 M&M# 4256
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 01-12-2006 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ROTFLMAO!

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ccode67
Gearhead

Posts: 2995
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 01-13-2006 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
She just didn't have time to put it away properly after polishing it for him, remember ladies, safety first.


I typed this, now I'm hiding under my desk waiting for the Grrls to show up.

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