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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 04-08-2008 04:48 PM 913 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something I’m very proud to announce today is my 36th wedding anniversary. Yes, I’ve been married to the same wonderful women for the past 36 years, and I love her as much today as the day we met in high school, when she asked me to dance after a basketball game in 1967. We’ve been sweethearts eversince. We were married after my 2 year stint in the army from 70-72, drafted of course. I have a 36 yo son and a 28 yo daughter that are more wonderful people than I ever thought of being. My son adopted his wifes daughter, and they had a son who’s 4, and one in the oven. My daughter isn’t married yet but has a wonderful young man she lives with and am sure will soon be my son in law, and I’ll proudly call him son. I know it’s unusual for people to stay together this long, I thank God she has stayed with me this long, I would’nt have. Well thanks for listening, I just needed to share this with a lot of my friends here. I lost a great friend recently here, we all did, thank God we have each other to fill the void. Your friend, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 04-08-2008 05:15 PM

Mike, Congratulations. I find great inspiration and renewed faith when I hear of stories like yours. I would struggle with all things in life if it weren’t for the strength I receive from the friendship, support and my constant companion who I have made this lifelong commitment with. Thank you for your post.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 04-08-2008 05:16 PM

Hi Mike

Congratulations on 36 years of marriage. It sounds like you have been blessed in many ways. God bless you and your family on this special day.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 04-08-2008 05:39 PM

Happy anniversary to you and yours. You are truly blessed And i’m proud to call you my friend

-- 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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#4 posted 04-08-2008 05:47 PM

Congratulations, and may God continue to bless you both.

-- Hope Never fails

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#5 posted 04-08-2008 06:05 PM

Mike ..congrads are in order ….You are a very lucky man …i hope the next 36 are as wonderful …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#6 posted 04-08-2008 06:14 PM

Congratulations, Mike. Here’s to the next 36 years!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 04-08-2008 06:28 PM

Happy 36th Anniversary !!

What a Wonderful Tribute to your life together !!

You have something very “Special”,

Your Love for each other continues to grow as the years go by

Wishing you many more Loving years to come !!

Dick & Barb

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 04-08-2008 06:35 PM

Congratulations, Mike. A lot of couples could learn from your marriage.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#9 posted 04-08-2008 07:08 PM

A godly women is worth her weight in gold. I am rejoicing with you today!!!! Happy anniversary, and many many more to come!!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#10 posted 04-08-2008 07:38 PM

Thanks to all my friends. It means a lot. I am blessed and I know it. LoL. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 04-08-2008 08:02 PM

Congratulations to the both of you, Mike. Given the struggles that married couples face today a marriage that lasts as long as yours has is certainly in the minority. I pray that you will have many more years together and be just as happy as you are today.

Thanks for sharing this with us. I really appreciate it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 04-08-2008 09:52 PM

Congratulations Mike on 36 years of marriage. I’ve got my 23rd coming up on Sunday.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#13 posted 04-09-2008 03:40 AM

Congratulations Mike!! That’s a pretty good track record. It sounds like you have a very nice family. Many more!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 04-09-2008 01:41 PM

Thanks much all, very nice mememtos. You got that right Thos. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 04-10-2008 09:57 AM

Hey Mike;

You dun good!

Congratulations on remaining married for so long, and actually achieving what can be difficult, which is to raise a family to be proud of.

Good job;


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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