Saturday, June 5, 2010

Living at DisneyLand

I had no idea when we married 40 years ago today that I was in for all the excitement of DisneyLand! Marriage is a lot like an amusement park ride...

Sometimes our life felt like a roller coaster, taking us on an exciting but scary ride up and down and around and through loops.

Sometimes it was like a kiddy ride, easy but kind of boring...

Sometimes we just turned around and around in circles, never really going anywhere.

Sometimes he was driving...sometimes I was in the driver's seat...

But we held on, pulled down that restraint bar and held on for dear life! I'm so lucky to be married to my best friend!

How to Stay Married
A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They
had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had
kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a
shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband
never to open or ask her about..
For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but
one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she
would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man
took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside.
She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the
box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money
totaling $25,000.
He asked her about the contents. "When we were to be married,"
she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was
to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should
just keep quiet and crochet a doll."
The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears.
Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him
two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with
Honey," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of
this money? Where did it come from?"
"Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the dolls."


  1. OMGosh...I love it...I might have to borrow this Joycee!! My parents just celebrated their 60th and though it wasn't all perfect it was as my mom said..."Pretty darn good!

  2. love that story, it is soooo true.
    congrats on your anniversary.

  3. You have described married life perfectly. "Happy Anniversary" We celebrated ours June 3.

  4. Happy, Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!

    As it so happens, today my husband and I are also celebrating our 40th anniversary. You hit the nail on the head when you compared marriage to an amusement park.

  5. ~l♥ve it!! happy anniversary...a day to remember all on that special day when you said i do...a day to celebrate how far you have come...a day to l♥ve! may your days be blessed always with this l♥ve that has carried you this far...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  6. Happy Anniversary!

    What a story! lol Loved it!


  7. Happy anniversary! Forty years is an achievement.

    - Deborah

  8. Congrats on making it 40 years and here's hoping there are many, many more.

  9. Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary!! Your description of marriage is soo perfect!! Enjoy and celebrate your very special day!!


  10. Congratulations!!!! Loved this!!!

  11. This is Hubby. My wife it to be admired or pittied, depending on your views, for spending all this time with her. I just want to say that I love her more than ever. She is not only my wife, she is my best friend. I'm looking forward to many more years with her.

  12. LOL Now that was cute!! What a perfect description of sure does have it's excitement and ups and downs and twists and turns but it's a wonderful ride. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and your husband Joycee! All the best....Maura :)

  13. Terribly funny. Thanks for the great laugh.

  14. Love it!
    Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!


  15. Congrat's to Mickey & Minnie of your anniversary. Loved this post. Who knew marriage was so much like a trip through Disneyland? YOU, that's who!

  16. Congratulations!!! That is something to be sooo proud of. It goes fast doesn't it!

  17. Belated congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Oh I am laughing out loud! Thanks for my laugh today. laurie

  18. Happy anniversary to you. Forty years is quite an accomplishment. Great post, too!


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