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Blog entry by cajunpen posted 01-07-2008 07:51 AM 4440 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not exactly woodworking related, but today my lovely wife Maggie and I celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary! It was easy for me, Maggie is a great girl and wife, but I don’t know how she has put up with me for the past 40 years – I guess even the lost sheep can follow a good Shepard. We spent the day with my oldest son, his wife, my 9 year old granddaughter Maggie and the only parent left in our family – my 84 year old Mother-in-law. It was a GREAT day and was thoroughly enjoyed. I wanted to sneak out to the shop and make some dust – but I was chicken. Sorry for taking up your time with non woodworking stuff, but I was busting at the seams :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 01-07-2008 08:02 AM

Congrats to you Cajun and Mrs. Cajun. I hope that my wife and I will be so happy when we hit 40years.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 01-07-2008 08:04 AM

Bill congratulation to you and Maggie. Wishing you a happy 40th and hope for another 40 more.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 01-07-2008 08:08 AM

Congratulations Bill! Jeeze, I haven’t even made it to 11 years yet.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-07-2008 11:34 AM

Congratulations Bill. I’ll hit 13 later this year. Probably won’t live long enough to make 40.

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#5 posted 01-07-2008 11:40 AM

Congratulations, 40 is quite nice number.

-- Jiri

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#6 posted 01-07-2008 12:04 PM

Congrats Bill & Maggie. Heres to another 40 years of wedded bliss.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 01-07-2008 12:09 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 01-07-2008 01:01 PM

Congratulations on 40 years Bill. We just past 33 a few months back and it’s funny how I can’t remember what I did before we got married. That’s quite a milestone. Good luck to you and the little lady.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 01-07-2008 01:58 PM

Congratulations! I’m almost at 8 years of marriage right now, and I have no CLUE how we’ll make it that long ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#10 posted 01-07-2008 02:00 PM

if I remember right, year 7 was a tough one and year 11 as well..
and then you get “into the flow”.......... next thing you know —40!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 01-07-2008 02:33 PM

Congratulations, Bill. That is quite an accomplishment in this day and age. Never doubt your wife’s judgment, look who she married!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 01-07-2008 02:38 PM

40 years with the same person, now that is really something to be proud of. Congratulations.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 01-07-2008 02:56 PM

now thats a project well done !! congratulations bill and maggie ! what kinda wood she use on ya bill ? lol

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#14 posted 01-07-2008 03:13 PM

My heartfelt congratulations, Bill! Anyone who has been married for 40 years is sure to be a fine woodworker, because they have obviously mastered the art of patience.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 01-07-2008 03:34 PM

I think part of the success is probably related to the woodworking rule “measure twice and cut once”... you have to think twice and speak once :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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