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The Pop Culture Road Trip

My life’s road trip would not be the same, would probably not even EXIST were it not for the woman I married 20 years ago today. So on this day I give thanks, and offer some thoughts from others on what it means to be married for a long time…

Happy Anniversary, sweetheart.
Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.  ~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916

Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.  ~Gene Perret

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.  The order varies for any given year.  ~Paul Sweeney

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.  ~Hoosier Farmer

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly.  ~Peter De Vries

Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.  ~Author Unknown

Spouse:  someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single.  ~Author Unknown

It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.  ~Rita Rudner

Marriage, n:  The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.  ~Ambrose Bierce

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.  ~Peter Devries

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.  ~Mignon McLaughlin

Never go to bed mad.  Stay up and fight.  ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller’s Housekeeping Hints, 1966

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