Marital Wisdom

 

Wisdom

Whether a man winds up with the nest egg
or a goose egg depends a
lot on the kind of chick he marries.

 

Trouble in marriage often starts when a
man gets so busy earnin’ his
salt that he forgets his sugar.

Too many couples marry for better or for
worse, but not for good.

When a man marries a woman, they become
one, but the trouble starts
when they try to decide which one.
If a man has enough “horse sense” to treat
his wife like a
thoroughbred, she will never be an old nag.

Judgin’ from the specimens they pick for
husbands, it’s no wonder
that brides often blush.

On anniversaries the wise husband always
forgets the past…but
never the present.

The bonds of matrimony are a good investment
only when the interest
is kept up.

Many girls like to marry a military man–he
can cook, sew, make a
bed, and is in good health…and he’s already used to taking
orders.

Grandpappy and his wife were discussin’
their 50th wedding
anniversary when she said, “Shall I kill a chicken tonight?” “Naw,
said Grandpappy, “Why blame a bird for something’ that happened
50 years ago.”

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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

 

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

 

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alcohol

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Support Your Wife


Support your Wife

 It is important for men to remember that as women grow older it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping they did when they were younger.

 When men notice this, they should try not to yell. Let me relate how I handle the situation.

When I retired four years ago, it became necessary for Gayle to get a full-time job both for extra income and for health insurance benefits that we need. She was a trained lab tech when we met thirty some years ago and was fortunate to land a job at the local medical center. It was shortly after she started working at this job that I noticed that she was beginning to show her age.

I usually get home from fishing or hunting about the same time she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says that she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts supper. I try not to yell at her when this happens. Instead, I tell her to take her time. I understand that she is not as young as she used to be. I just tell her to wake me when she finally does get supper on the table.

 She used to wash and dry the dishes as soon as we finished eating. It is now not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after supper. I do what I can by reminding her several times each evening that they aren’t cleaning themselves.

 I know she appreciates this, as it does seem to help her get them done before she goes to bed.
Our washer and dryer are in the basement. When she was younger, Gayle used to be able to go up and down the stairs all day and not get tired. Now that she is older she seems to get tired so much more quickly.

Sometimes she says she just can’t make another trip down those steps. I don’t make a big issue of this. As long as she finishes up the laundry the next evening I am willing to overlook it.
Not only that, but unless I need something ironed to wear to the Monday’s lodge meeting or to Wednesday’s or Saturday’s poker club or to Tuesday’s or Thursday’s bowling or something like that, I will tell her to wait until the next evening to do the ironing.

This gives her a little more time to do some of those odds and ends things like shampooing the dog, vacuuming, or
dusting. Also, if I have had a really good day fishing,
this allows her to clean the fish at a more leisurely pace.

 Gayle is starting to complain a little occasionally. Not often, mind you, but just enough for me to notice. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour.
In spite of her complaining, I continue
to try to offer
encouragement.

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 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.

When doing simple jobs she seems to think
she needs more rest periods than she used to have to take. A couple of weeks ago she said she had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the yard. I overlook comments like these because I realize
it’s just age talking.

 In fact, I try to not embarrass her when she needs these little extra rest breaks. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while.I tell her that as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me and take her break by the hammock so she can talk with me until I fall asleep. I could go on and on, but I think you know where I’m coming from.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Gayle on a daily basis. I’m not saying that the ability to show this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult.
Some will find it impossible. No one knows better than I do how frustrating women can become as they get older. My purpose in writing this is simply to suggest that you make the effort. I realize that achieving the exemplary level of showing consideration I have attained is out of reach for the average man.

 However guys, even if you just yell at your wife a little less often because of this article, I will consider that writing it was worthwhile.

 Note: This article was found next to the author’s body. The cause of death is still under investigation.

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

 

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Pay Back

Pay Back…..

After 17 years of marriage, a man dumped his wife for a younger woman. The downtown luxury apartment was in his name and he
wanted to remain there with his new love so he asked the wife to
move out and then he would buy her another place.

The wife agreed to this, but asked that she be given 3 days on
her own there, to pack up her things. While he was gone, the first day she lovingly put her personal belongings into boxes and crates and suitcases.

 On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her
things.

On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their
candlelit
Dining table, soft music playing in the background, and feasted on a pound of shrimp and a bottle of Chardonnay.

 When she had finished, she went into each room and deposited a few of the resulting shrimp shells into the hollow of the curtain rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

 The husband came back, with his new girl, and all was bliss for the first few days. Then it started; slowly but surely. Clueless, the man could not explain why the place smelled so bad.

They tried everything; cleaned & mopped and aired the place
out. Vents were checked for dead rodents, carpets were steam cleaned. Air fresheners were hung everywhere.

Exterminators were brought in, the carpets were replaced, and on it went.

Finally, they could take it no more and decided to move. The
moving company arrived and did a very professional packing job, taking everything to their new home…

…including the curtain rods.

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A short story depicting adventures in the out back of Australia

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A man’s Wish

 

A Man’s Wish

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife
stayed
home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed, “Dear Lord,
I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at
home. I want her to know what I go through, so please create a trade in
our bodies.” God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man’s wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He arose,

cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school
clothes,
fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home
and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the
bank to draw out money to pay the power bill and telephone bill, drove to
the power company and the phone company and paid the bills, went grocery
shopping, came home and put away the groceries. He cleaned the cat’s
litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was already 1 p.m. and he hurried
to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the
kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an
argument with them on the way home. Set out cookies and milk and got the
kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and
watched TV while he did the ironing. At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and
washing greens for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans
for supper.

After supper he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded
laundry,
bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9 p.m. he was exhausted and,
though his daily chores weren’t finished, he went to bed where he was
expected to make love-which he managed to get through without
complaint.

The next morning he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and
said, “Lord,
I don’t know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife’s being
able to stay home all day. Please, oh please, let us trade back.”

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied, “My son, I feel you
have learned
your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they
were.

You’ll have to wait 9 months, though. You got pregnant last
night.

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Most Dangerous Food

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Most Dangerous Food
A dietitian was once addressing a large audience
in Chicago:

 

“The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us
sitting here, years ago.

Red meat is awful. Soft drinks erode your
stomach lining. Chinese food is
loaded with MSG. Vegetables can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the
long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking
water.

But there is one thing that is the most
dangerous of all — and we all have,
or will at some point, eat it.

Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating
it?”

A 75-year-old man in the front row stood
up and said, “Wedding cake.”

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Enlightenment

At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist. There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, who he really is, and what is my relationship with him? Is he someone who mysteriously floats around on a cloud watching and judging us from above like some bigger than life Santa Claus, or is he, like many of the esoteric sciences claim, a part of our inner Self, whom we have constant contact with, someone whom we and everything in the universe are connected and are thus one? Each of us in our own way is experiencing what God is, and thus we are each a part of God, thus we are God! This book is a brief account of my search for my own truth

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The wisdom of our ancestors

The wisdom of our ancestors

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors

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Senile Sex

 

Coffee Shop: The husband leans over and asks his wife,
‘Do you remember the first time we had sex together over
fifty years ago?

We went behind the village pub where you leaned against the back fence and I made love to you.’
‘Yes’, she says, ‘I remember it well.’
‘OK,’ he says, ‘How about taking a stroll around there again and we can do it for old time’s sake?’
‘Oh Jim, you old devil, that sounds like a crazy, but good idea!’
A police officer sitting in the next booth heard their conversation
and, having a chuckle to himself, he thinks to himself, I’ve got to see these two old-timers having sex against a fence…
I’ll just keep an eye on them so there’s no trouble.

The elderly couple walks haltingly along, leaning on each other for
support aided by walking sticks..finally, they get to the back of the
pub and make their way to the fence…

The old lady lifts her skirt and the old man drops his trousers.
As she leans against the fence, the old man moves in..
Then suddenly they erupt into the most furious sex that the policeman has ever seen.
This goes on for about ten minutes while both are moaning and screaming.
Finally, they both collapse, panting on the ground.

The policeman is amazed.
He thinks he has learned something about life and old age that he didn’t know.
After about half an hour of lying on the ground recovering,
the old couple struggles to their feet and puts their clothes back on.
The policeman, is still watching and thinks to himself,
this is truly amazing, I’ve got to ask them what their secret is.
So, as the couple passes, he says to them,
‘Excuse me, but that was something else.
You must’ve had a fantastic sex life together.
Is there some sort of secret to this?’

Shaking, the old man is barely able to reply,
‘Fifty years ago that wasn’t an electric fence…

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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The wisdom of our ancestors

The wisdom of our ancestors

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

 

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Man Vs. Woman


Man Vs. Woman


Success:
A successful man is one who makes more money than his
wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a
man.

The Morning:
Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

Money Management:
A man is a person who will pay two dollars for a one dollar item
he wants.
A woman will pay one dollar for a two dollar item that she
doesn’t.

Happiness:
To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him
a little.
To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand
her at all.

Marriage Expectations:
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change and she
does.
Both are disappointed

Marriage Decisions:
Men marry because they are tired.
Women marry because they are curious.

Marriage and the Future:
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a
wife.

Memories:
A woman will always cherish the memory of the man who wanted to marry
her. A man cherishes the memory of the woman who he didn’t
marry.

Understanding Women:
There are two times when a man doesn’t understand a woman – before
marriage and after marriage.

What a Woman Wants:
Only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy:
One is to let her think she is having her own way.
The other is to let her have it.

Longevity:
Married men live longer than single men, but married men are a lot
more
willing to die.

Mistakes:
Any married man should forget his mistakes – no use two people
remembering
the same
thing.


The Battle:
A woman always has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new
argument.

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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thinking

America is in serious trouble, many no longer realize what values and principles our country is founded on and have strayed from the common sense and creative thinking of our ancestors, how can we fix it?

 

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A Man is a Person


A Man Is a Person
Who…

 A man is a person who, if a woman says,
“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself.” – lets her.


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A woman is a person who, if she says to a man,
“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself, and he lets her – gets mad.
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A man is a person who, if a woman says,
“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself.” – lets her and she gets mad – says,
“Now what are you mad about?”
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A woman is a person who, if she says to a man,
“Nevermind, I’ll do it myself, and he lets her – gets mad.,
and he says, “Now what are you mad about?” – says,
“If you don’t know, I’m not going to tell you.”

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

 

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

 

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I love Her But

I Love Her
But…

…she has an uncanny way of standing between
me and the television screen.
Bases loaded, two strikes, three balls. The crowd goes wild, the pitch flies,
and all I can see is her butt. –Howard, Dodge City, Kan.

 

… she was furious when I got up early
once and made her breakfast. Called
me controlling. How dare I decide that she would eat breakfast, let alone
what she’d have? –Ted, Wexford, Pa.

…what’s mine is hers. I buy her
negligees; she sleeps in my T-shirts. When
she’s cold she wears my wool socks to bed, never her own. She steals my
half-used razors; new ones are too sharp. She even wears my boxers. I’m
tempted to switch to briefs just to see what she’d do. –Dave, Martha’s
Vineyard, Mass.

…you can hear her eat soup from the next room.–Bruce, Bridgewater, N.J.

…my wife thinks everyone should be a
vegetarian. During meals, she asks
people how they can eat dead cows, or if they know that their pork chops
used to be
smarter than their dogs.–Miles, Shreveport, La.

…she’ll brush her teeth but she won’t go
to the dentist. She says she’s not afraid
of the pain, she just doesn’t want to put herself in the hands of any
fellow
who’d choose
to be a dentist.–Terence, Gary, Ind.

…she’s stopped shaving her legs. She says
that now people will know she’s a
natural
blonde.–Ned, Tucson, Ariz.

…she takes her half of the bed out of
the middle.–Robin, Gladwyne, Pa.

…have you ever seen a woman with green
crust and slime smeared over her face,
dark holes for her nostrils? Do you think you’d be able to sleep at night,
knowing
that
creature is next to you?–Arthur, Cedar City, Utah

…my wife’s allergic to everything. Her
nose is chronically stuffed. If I kissed her
on
the mouth, she’d suffocate.–Bryan, Toledo, Ohio

…she wears these false eyelashes. She
left ’em lying around and I slammed ’em
with my newspaper, tried to kill the darn things. Scared me half to death.
–Gordon,
Oklahoma City, Okla.

…she takes those soaps too seriously. I’ll
come home and find her in tears
because some character died. Or upset that some nonexistent guy’s having a
fictional
affair.–Archie, St. Louis

…it annoys her that our children look
like me. –James, New Orleans

…counting my wife and our teenage girls,
that’s four women. Somebody’s
always
got PMS. –Everett, Little Rock, Ark

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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A life long journey of spiritual enlightenment. A jouney we all must take.