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02-15-2011 02:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking tools hobbies woodworking shop anniversary wife children

I love my woodworking tools and my shop but I love my wife and children a whole lots more. Yesterday was mine and my wife’s 40th anniversary and our marriage is still going strong. Shortly after we were married way back in 1971 I bought my first woodworking tools. I spent a 1,000 bucks on ‘em at Woodcraft. Money was tight but my wife supported my decision. She’s always supported and indulged my hobbies and interest and has made a good home for me and our children. It doesn’t seem like 40 years at all because it went by so quickly. I love my wife and children more than anything. Ain’t life grand?

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#1 posted 02-15-2011 02:30 PM

Comming up on 39th this year and you’ve hit the nail on the head !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 02:48 PM

Happy Anniversary. I know what you mean I have one of those wives as well.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 02:51 PM

Hitting 40th in November. Didn’t buy any woodworking tools. 20 days after we got married headed to Vietnam. They only gave me 1 tool over there. It’s been a great time since.

-- Chris Ward

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#4 posted 02-15-2011 03:09 PM

It will 40 years for us in August. It’s been great and it keeps getting better.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 02-15-2011 03:16 PM


keep them coming

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 02-15-2011 03:45 PM

Happy Anniversary… something to be said for commitment in this world!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 02-15-2011 03:50 PM

Happy anniversary!

You guys make me feel like a newlywed as I’m only approaching 31 years. :-)

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

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#8 posted 02-15-2011 04:21 PM

im just a youngun, but my wife and I will be married 15years in october. Shes the best for putting up with me that long..

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#9 posted 02-15-2011 04:24 PM

You have exactly almost exactly the same story as me only difference is I started buying my tools and built my two shops about fourteen years ago.I am married also for forty years in august this year and am very happy and my wife encourages me to buy what I need. well done and happy ruby anIVERSARY,Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 02-15-2011 04:24 PM

Happy anniversary.
As ellen35 said, it’s good to be committed! ......... over to you Charlie

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#11 posted 02-15-2011 04:29 PM

And after she see’s this….you’ll be able to buy that expensive tool you’ve been wanting ;)

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#12 posted 02-15-2011 04:31 PM

Congrats buddy! Thats long time to be marry to one woman LOL!

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#13 posted 02-15-2011 04:36 PM

Since Roger asked:

Marriage is a great institution. (If you want to spend the rest of your life in an institution.)


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

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#14 posted 02-15-2011 04:39 PM

Happy Anniversary!!!

Going on 23 years for me, but she has always supported my woodworking, especially when she wants something built. LOL

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#15 posted 02-15-2011 04:43 PM

LOML and I just passed our third back in December, God willing we will be alive to celebrate 40!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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