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44 years and she still puts up with me!

SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,522
June 19th, '71 was the best day of my life when my high school sweetheart said "I do" - I often remind her that in those days I vowed to protect and she vowed to obey - I have been holding up my end of the contract, but somehow the obey clause was moved to the other side of the ledger, hence she has always been lovingly known as SWMBO.
As we both had to get back to work, we spent our very short three day honeymoon at my parents cottage/cabin where one of the first meals we cooked together was a pork tenderloin grilled over a natural hickory fire in a fieldstone pit my Dad made. Tonight, she wanted to stay home, have an egged meal (pork tenderloin) and share it with our 3 year old granddaughter (her parents are down in NOLA for a few days on business)
Three great kids all married to great partners, five wonderful grandkids - life has been very, very good. 
Delta B.C. - Whiskey and steak, because no good story ever started with someone having a salad!


  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,464
    Congrats. Great day. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 26,740
    Hearty congratulations are definitely in order.  And props to both for working thru the challenges and always coming out in a stronger relationship.  Enjoy the celebration and especially June 21st-(at least south of the border).  Happy anniversary and Happy Father's Day.
    (and just to keep it real-Go A's!)
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    That's awesome!  Congrats man. 
    Pic from then & now?
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,800
    Sounds like a love story and great match! Congrats! 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • jcasparyjcaspary Posts: 1,479
    Congrats!!!!!  Happy anniversary.  
    XL BGE, LG BGE, and a hunger to grill everything in sight!!!
    Joe- Strongsville, OH
  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    @Skiddymarker  My hat is off to you.  Congratulations you and you lovely wife.
  • gpsegggpsegg Posts: 427
    Congratulations! We are just behind you at 42! And still cookin!
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blairsville, Ga.
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,869
    Congrats & I raise my beer to you two.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,444
    Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs Skiddy!!! You guys have been together 4 less months than I've been on this earth. I think that is awesome!!!


    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Jeepster47Jeepster47 Posts: 3,827
    Congrats ... good thoughts.

    Washington, IL  >  Queen Creek, AZ ... Two large eggs and an adopted Mini Max

  • bweekesbweekes Posts: 725
    Congrats! Awesome stuff right there!
    Ajax, ON Canada
    (XL BGE, MED BGE, La Caja China #2, and the wife's Napoleon gasser)
  • SookieSookie Posts: 335
    Congratulations!  Great story.  It's funny the things we remember from our special moments, and they wind their way into our traditions, like your pork tenderloin.  Enjoy your special day.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 12,756
    Nice man, congrats to you both.
  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,829
    Congrats to you!! It's funny how that obey line always gets turned around, we are 35 years and still going strong!
    Central Valley CA     One large egg One chocolate lab "Halle" two chiuahuas "Skittles and PeeWee"
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 8,200
    That's awesome. Congrats to you both. That's a lot of hard work that's totally paid off. 

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 16,831
    edited June 2015
    I hope mine will put up with me for that long :)  congratulations and best wishes to you and your sweetie. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 680
    Three great kids all married to great partners, five wonderful grandkids - life has been very, very good. 
    A result of great parenting.  Congratulations to you both and your family

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,827
    Congrats Skiddy! We are 30 years behind you, looking forward to the next 30 so I can post this in 2045!
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,648
    Good for you guys. 46 in Sept here. 
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • SmokeytheEGGSmokeytheEGG Posts: 149
    Awsome. Congrats
    Blue Ridge, GA
  • XC242XC242 Posts: 1,208
    Nicely done! :clap: 
    LBGE (still waitin' for my free T-Shirt), DIgiQ DX2 (In Blue, cause it's the fastest), Heavy Duty Kick Ash Basket, Mc Farland, WI. :glasses:  B)
    If it wasn't for my BGE I'd have no use for my backyard...
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    Congrats my friend. A buddy once told me "I've been happily married for 35 years. 35 out of 44 ain't half bad!" 
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 6,435
    Congrats and wish you both many more happy years!
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • QingEsqQingEsq Posts: 241
    Congrats!  I second the request for some then and now pics.
    Always seeking the high I experienced from my first true BBQ experience.
    Downingtown, PA
    LBGE, WSM, Weber Kettle
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 15,056
    Similar story here. Have my oldest getting married this weekend. Looking forward to the grands!
    Ellijay GA with a Medium & MiniMax

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
  • ksmyrlksmyrl Posts: 886
    You da man. Congrats. 29 years behind you. Total respect. 
    Fish, Hunt, Cook....anything else?

    1LBGE, 1MMBGE, somewhere near Athens GA
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,793
    44 years. She is a great and wonderful woman. You sir are a great and real man. It takes strength and honor, to accomplish such a rich and happy union. I wish you many more years. Congratulations. Your marriage provides hope and an example of what a good life is all about.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,482
    Congrats to you and your bride.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,481
    Happy 44th Anniversary and hope for many more. 
    XL, WSM, Coleman Road Trip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,448
    Congratulations brother. It's great to hear success  stories like this in this dismal world that we now live in. Hang on to her for 44 more my friend. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

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