He Who Finds A Wife Finds A Good Thing

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Blog entry by amateur posted 03-15-2011 11:56 AM 1680 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Bible phrase was really brought home to me a couple of Christmases ago when my wife and I attended a semi-formal dinner party at a very nice hotel. As we made our way to our event’s ballroom, other friends arriving at the same time all met just outside the hall and some very festive conversation began. Somewhere in the talk my eye caught sight of a great looking Chippendale-style table against the opposite wall. The conversation got kind of girly so I drifted toward the table for a closer look.
How could those thin, tapered, delicate legs hold the weight of the top and be so solid? I crouched to examine the joinery a little closer, but it was so well constructed that I could scarcely tell where the leg ended and the side began. Things became a little more apparent as I ducked lower and twisted my head to see underneath. Still, the soft lighting in the hall and a dark shadow disguised what I truly wanted to see. It wasn’t until I was sitting and looking up ant the joint that I could see that the secret to the grace, elegance and strength of this piece could only be achieved through a very tight dovetail joint.
My daydream was interrupted when I heard one of the ladies ask, “What is he doing?”
Oh no, my silly obsession has just caused my wife public embarrassment.
Smiling warmly at me, she answered our friend, “He’s alright, he’s just having a little fun.”
My over-the-top behavior was rude to be sure, but what a blessed man I am to have such an understanding and patient wife. She never brought it up again, and I have never forgotten it.

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 01:48 PM

Amen to that brother! I have a wonderful bride as well, she has allowed me to take over our family room and build my shop. She puts up with my tool and materials acquisitions and smiles when I actually produce something out of the shop. Our wives are priceless jems.

-- Ted, Browns Mills, NJ Darn! I cut it 3 times and it's still too short! I get ideas for things that I can make to make things easier for me to make!

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 01:58 PM

I have always said that my wife of 37 years has one extremely redeeming quality…

She puts up with me!

What more can we ask? :)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 03:33 PM

That’s a great story (memory), if she is like my wife, she maybe hoping that you will build her a table like that! Thanks for sharing that story; I’ll use that some Sunday ;)

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 03:55 PM

I am still not sure if we find them, or they find us, but I am thankful that they put up with us and can
smile and be happy with the fact that we are having fun. Now I have to go play in the workshop for a
while. Thank you for sharing and bringing a smile to us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 04:16 PM

Very apt analogy, if you stop to think about it.. We might have in the back of our minds that our wives are delicate, sometimes fragile, but if the joining between us and our wifes is strong, she’ll be able to support our rather large, cumbersome selves.

Maybe that explanation was already subtly implied, so forgive my lack of inference..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 03-15-2011 06:45 PM

I agree with everyone above. I have an amazing woman also.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#7 posted 03-15-2011 07:25 PM

A good woman you’ve got there and I know my wife would be much the same way. It’s good to have someone that understands you and accepts you.

-- Russ

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#8 posted 03-15-2011 08:06 PM

Without my wife I don’t know where I would be. We’ve been married for 40 years and she has made me her lifelong project of trying to knock all of the rough edges off of me.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-15-2011 08:31 PM

Hopefully not with a rasp..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#10 posted 03-15-2011 09:11 PM

helluvawreck wrote: “We’ve been married for 40 years and she has made me her lifelong project of trying to knock all of the rough edges off of me.”

Mine too but I must be related to a salamander because as soon as she smoothes out one corner, I regrow another.

All kidding aside, I’d be totally lost without her. I don’t know how I managed to function before I found her.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#11 posted 03-16-2011 02:02 AM

All I have to add to this is: You have it real good guys! But mine has yours beat hands down. We have both had the worst, and now I try to give her better that she gives me and I have a hard time keeping up. Next time you look up “HAPPY” in the dictionary, you will find our picture there.

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#12 posted 03-16-2011 04:11 AM

If we were in your shoes (that is, if we ever went to a formal ballroom for a semi-formal dinner—not a chance however), we would both be checking out the piece of furniture and miss the dinner! LOL


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 03-16-2011 05:52 PM

when it comes to a great wife it is my wife when I lost the use of my legs she had to pick up my sher of the income tell I was able to D,S,S AND THANK TO THE WAY SOCIAL SECURITY WORK iT TOOK ME 4 YEARS FROM TIME I aplide for it . it took 3 years to get a hearing . and my wife was there for me and now the how work is up to me and I do all I can from the chair I will not be able to pay her back fore all she has done for me

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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