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Thread: Advice of a retired husband!!!

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    Cool Advice of a retired husband!!!

    All you married ladies out there, you should print this out and give it to your husbands.....

    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, Carol Anne. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Carol Anne to get a full-time job, along with her part-time job, both for 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 club 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 an option in the evening. 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 lawn. 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 orange juice 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 Carol Anne. I'm not saying that showing this much patience & 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 ageing 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.

    EDITOR'S NOTE:
    Ron died suddenly on January 31. His wife Carol Anne was arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that Ron, somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 10-13-2012 at 07:31 AM.
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    Geez, what took her so long? LOL Good one.

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    As i started reading this, I'm thinking-this better be a joke!!!
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    I really enjoyed it except the end. Too graphic for me.
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    exactly why I found divorce a much more preferable way of life! LOL .... but it wasn't funny when I was married to him.
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    lol oh i love it. good for her

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    Glad Im single.

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    I just showed it to my husband. He said "thank God I don't golf".

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    I figured it was a joke but wondered how it would end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan G. View Post
    Geez, what took her so long? LOL Good one.
    My sentiments exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I really enjoyed it except the end. Too graphic for me.
    I would have taken the golf club to his head. I sure hope this isn't too graphic for you.
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    I loved this. I am getting very old, and husband doesn't play golf, but he is a work-a-holic. Drives me nuts. And he is 85. But he also helps me do anything, and doesn't mind at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I loved this. I am getting very old, and husband doesn't play golf, but he is a work-a-holic. Drives me nuts. And he is 85. But he also helps me do anything, and doesn't mind at all.
    Isn't this lovely!!! We can thank God to have put such a great mate by our side. My husband is a work-a-holic too and I think he'll still be, if he health allows it, when he is 85 (a while to go yet...) but he's a big help too, does lots of things for me and he always says "let me do it, I'm younger than you (just by one year ....)" Aren't we so blessed to have such great husbands!!!!
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    LOL too funny...

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    Now that's funny. The unfortunate thing that for some women it "could" be all too true !!!
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    Originally Posted by barny
    I loved this. I am getting very old, and husband doesn't play golf, but he is a work-a-holic. Drives me nuts. And he is 85. But he also helps me do anything, and doesn't mind at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfi2 View Post
    Isn't this lovely!!! We can thank God to have put such a great mate by our side. My husband is a work-a-holic too and I think he'll still be, if he health allows it, when he is 85 (a while to go yet...) but he's a big help too, does lots of things for me and he always says "let me do it, I'm younger than you (just by one year ....)" Aren't we so blessed to have such great husbands!!!!
    Ditto, ditto to both you ladies...I have a charmer also.....

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    It would be funny if it weren't too true for some people (not limited to one sex)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    As i started reading this, I'm thinking-this better be a joke!!!
    Me too, I was beginning to compose a letter for this guy in my head. Sad ending, divorce is cheaper, less chancy.

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    Very funny! My husband and I got a good laugh out of the story. Before I finished there was smoke coming out of my ears and then I realized it was a joke! LOL

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    I was forming a letter in my head too..A very graphic one at that,to Carole Ann

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    I'm trying to figure out why she let him live more than a day or two!

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    I think she exercised great restraint! Seriously, though, my DH is a blessing.
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    Funny!
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    Thanks for such a great laugh! Sad to say, some of it comes awfully close to true situations.
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    I read only about 1/4 of this before I wondered if I'd read it correctly because I didn't think it was so nice of the husband...then I scanned down to the ending...and LAUGHED! So funny. Thank you.

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