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    Talking And now we know!

    It is important for men to remember that, as women
    grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the
    same quality of housekeeping as when they were
    younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at
    them. Some are oversensitive, and there's nothing
    worse than an oversensitive woman.

    My name is Ron......Let me relate how I handled the
    situation with my wife, Julie.

    When I took "early retirement" last year, it became
    necessary for Julie to get a full-time job, both for
    extra income and for the health benefits that we
    needed. Shortly after she started working I noticed
    she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home
    from the fishing about the same time she gets home
    from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she
    almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or
    so before she starts dinner. I don't yell at her.
    Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me
    when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have
    lunch in the fish house at the club so eating
    out is not reasonable. I'm ready for some home cooked
    grub when I hit that door.

    She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished
    eating. But now it's not unusual for them to sit on
    the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I
    can by diplomatically reminding her several times
    each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know
    she really appreciates this, as it does seem to
    motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

    Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For
    example she will say that it is difficult for her to
    find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch
    hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I
    just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to
    stretch it out over two or even three days. That way
    she won't have to rush so much.

    I also remind her that missing lunch completely now
    and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I
    mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

    When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs
    more rest periods. She had to take a break when she
    was only half finished mowing the yard. I try not to
    make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix
    herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed
    lemonade and just sit for a while.. And, as long as
    she is making one for herself, she may as well make
    one for me too.

    I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I
    support Julie. I'm not saying that showing this much
    consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult.
    Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than
    I do how frustrating women get as they get older.

    However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact
    and less criticism of your aging wife because of this
    article, I will consider that writing it was well
    worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to
    help each other...

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Ron died suddenly on October 3rd. He
    was found with a fishing rod, extra long with hocks and weight
    rammed up his ass, with only 2 inches of grip showing.

    His wife Julie was arrested, but the all-woman Grand Jury accepted
    her defense that he accidentally sat down on it very suddenly.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Brewer, Maine


    Now that's a good one

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    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Solon, Maine


    Poor Ron. He was a great guy. We'll miss him a lot.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Bangor, ME


    I think there's somethin awry about that story... how could a man that intellegent accidentally sit on his fishing rod like that. I think it's a cover up for somethin. I'll betya the men in the neighborhood were jealous of him for having such a good marriage. kinda makes ya wonder about people huh.
    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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