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Offline WV Sawmiller

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41 years today
« on: July 02, 2018, 08:58:05 AM »
   Seems like an eternity but today is 41st anniversary. I left the rifle range at Quantico USMC base, rushed to Washington National and nearly missed my flight on July 1st to Huntsville Ala then to Cullman Ala for a quick wedding rehearsal walk through and dinner after with a few family and friends of mine who came up to watch, help and participate in the wedding. Got up next morning and my Father in Law married us at 2:00 pm, a quick wedding reception at the church with typical Baptist Green Sticky punch (Lime Sherbet and ginger ale I think) and cake then to Atlanta on our way back to Quantico to start our life together.

 Our son will be 40 the end of this month and our daughter will be 38 the end of next month. Son was born in Okinawa while I was stationed there then daughter in Beaufort SC when we were at Parris Island. Since then we traveled to a few more USMC bases and after I got out I worked mostly overseas and my wife and I have lived on, worked at or visited 5 continents, over 40 countries, hosted 7 different foreign exchange students, and are now working on spoiling 4 grandchildren aged from 18 months to 12 years old. BTW - the crab sorcerer (witch doctor) in Rhumsiki Cameroon in west Africa, a few hundred yards from the Nigerian border, predicted we would have 4 grandkids way before either of our kids were out of school or even dating anyone.

  I finished my last overseas assignment in Guinea in west Africa about 5 years ago, my wife retired as the local high school band director about then and we have tried to settle into the retirement life. She still takes pictures as a free lance photographer and quilts and sews and I bought the mill to help occupy my time when not fishing or hunting or watching the three local granddaughters.

  Thanks for sharing this momentous event with us. My wife already got her 41 roses delivered and we'll head out for a traditional anniversary lunch in a few hours.
Howard Green
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 09:21:37 AM »
Congratulations and Thank You for sharing your memories.  smiley_love
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 09:40:30 AM »
Congrats and a happy anniversary.  
Today is 35 years for us.
It has been shaken and tried , some dark valleys and some steep  cliffs that looked impossable to scale. But God is faithfull in sustaining us and carried us when faith was all that we had left. 
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 01:04:59 PM »
 Happy anniversary, 8). Have a great day. Our 41st will oct 9th.
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 03:13:21 PM »
Thanks for your service, and congrats on hanging in there, we just went past our 48th!  Takes a lot to hold on that long, and a few of us do.
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 03:53:09 PM »
WV:  congrats on 41,  today is our 42nd!   What in the early years would have seemed like an eternity, has happened upon us rather quickly it seems.  Good health be willing, we will share 50 together and many more if she'll still have me 8)

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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 04:03:54 PM »
Great story's sounds like you had a very interesting life.
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 04:30:43 PM »
RJ, Tex & Brad,

   I tell folks when I hit 50 I automatically qualify for sainthood. :D Congrats to you guys too.
Howard Green
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 06:14:09 PM »
Congrats and Semper Fi. 
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 07:07:12 PM »
Congratulations WV and others!
 

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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 08:56:29 PM »
OMG,

I just realized that I am working on 43.  Years, that is, not DBH :)
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2018, 09:15:46 PM »
we will celebrate 25 on the drive home from the pig roast
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2018, 09:20:46 PM »
What a legacy WV, CONGRATULATIONS! I'm working on year #20 with my high school sweatheart. We get along good! Got 4 kids to prove it! :D
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 09:43:36 PM »
Congrats Harold,

Reading some of your posts I see our professional lives have had an uncanny parallel, different industries but the same footprint. Only continent I haven't set foot on is Australia. You obviously found a very independent lady to share your life, just as I did, it takes that mindset to deal with the long absences where they have to wear all the hats, and then when our tours are over and they gracefully allow us to resume our roles they do it without pointing out that they handled it quite well while we were gone. 

I found that after one tour I now lived in Pennsylvania, where my wife bought our farm, a double wide, had it delivered, a septic installed, and was all moved in when I got back. All with a 5 year old at her side and another only a couple of months off.

I'm working on 41 this year, I tell everyone 10 more to parole, and my wife interjects that parole is dependent on good behavior, I think she's planning on extending the sentence. At least I hope so. Not sure how I got so lucky.

Congrats on 41, wish you a good many more, some day when I'm visiting kin in WV I'll check in with you and see if you're up for a visit.

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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2018, 09:55:57 PM »
Congrats :)
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 10:03:47 PM »
Congrats, 
Is your wife from Cullman?
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2018, 08:56:23 AM »
YH,

   Yes. She was from the community of Vinemont and went to HS at Cullman then to AU where we met. We are going to her 45 class reunion on 21st of this month.
Howard Green
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Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"

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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2018, 09:21:00 AM »
Congrats :)
Dad says the first 65 are the hardest.
After that you just won't care.
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 09:35:07 PM »
Congrats on 41, world traveler!  ...and all you other long-term hitched-hikers :D :D.  Will be 40 yrs in Oct this year for us, God willing.  All the best, Rob.
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Re: 41 years today
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2018, 11:31:44 AM »
Congratulations on 41, in that time some have had 3-4 spouses.
My bride and I celebrate 51 in Oct. We were high school sweethearts, been together since 10th grade.
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