50 Years of Happiness

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50 Years of Happiness

Postby oldmanonabike » 23 Mar 2018, 11:09am

No not Ken Dodd.
Mrs Oldmanonabike and I have been married 50 years today
I'm not getting older,just gaining more experience

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby reohn2 » 23 Mar 2018, 11:10am

Well done congrats! :D
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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby fausto copy » 23 Mar 2018, 11:53am

And from me too.
Did you get the telegram from HM?

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby loch eck steve » 23 Mar 2018, 12:08pm

Congrats to you both :D

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby oldmanonabike » 23 Mar 2018, 12:10pm

fausto copy wrote:And from me too.
Did you get the telegram from HM?

Sadly not I think telegrams ended when I was a much younger man
I'm not getting older,just gaining more experience

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby fausto copy » 23 Mar 2018, 12:42pm

Oh, perhaps it's only when you reach your 100th birthday then. :wink:

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby cycleruk » 23 Mar 2018, 1:06pm

fausto copy wrote:Oh, perhaps it's only when you reach your 100th birthday then. :wink:

https://www.gov.uk/get-birthday-anniver ... from-queen
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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby Tizme » 23 Mar 2018, 1:17pm

Congrats to you both!

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby PH » 23 Mar 2018, 1:31pm

Congratulations to you both.
How gratifying it must be to know you made such good choices half a century ago that they still hold true. I know such things are down to far more than luck and it's something not many of us will ever have the satisfaction of. I haven't always understood the "Congratulations" thing, but it's very much the right word.

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby Audax67 » 23 Mar 2018, 1:48pm

Congratulations to you both. You beat Mrs. Audax67 and me by 18 months.

When we reached n° 25 she said to me "instead of some useless bit of silver, why don't we get bikes?" and we did. 10 years ago the cardiologist who was shoving in my first stent told me "without the cycling you'd have been here 10 years ago". Thank you missus.

It's a bit fatuous to wish you another happy 50, but I reckon we could aspire to 25. Here's hoping.
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby Robzere31 » 23 Mar 2018, 2:09pm

Congratulations, it's my Mom & Dads 50th next year.

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby Mick F » 23 Mar 2018, 2:47pm

Excellent! :D :D

We're 45 this November.
I was chatting to someone the other day, and she has just divorced. She's 40 and they'd been married something less than 20 years. Four children. It seems that the husband was a control freak and eventually, she'd had enough and left.

I was saying that to have a long and happy marriage, you need give and take on both sides. You both need to make sure the relationship works despite inevitable ups and downs. It's good to argue and bicker, but you must always make up and agree, and never ever ever hold a grudge or let it fester.

Some would say that you need to work at it to get a good relationship. I say, it's not work at all, it's an absolute pleasure. It's simple and easy, but you both need to want it.

Well done!
Fifty Golden Years. :D :D
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby fausto copy » 23 Mar 2018, 5:12pm

Audax67 wrote:Congratulations to you both. You beat Mrs. Audax67 and me by 18 months.

When we reached n° 25 she said to me "instead of some useless bit of silver, why don't we get bikes?" and we did. 10 years ago the cardiologist who was shoving in my first stent told me "without the cycling you'd have been here 10 years ago". Thank you missus.

It's a bit fatuous to wish you another happy 50, but I reckon we could aspire to 25. Here's hoping.


Similarly, when we reached No.25 we decided to treat ourselves and bought a custom-made tandem.
We used to tour on it, but since getting the motorhome we limit ourselves to taking the two solos away with us.
Mind you, tandems aren't for everyone. One couple on the trial weekend we attended nearly got divorced, as the lady didn't like being on the back and was obviously of the opinion that she should be in charge.
Mrs. Copy merely screamed at me to slow down on the steep hills.
She still does. :lol:

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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby landsurfer » 23 Mar 2018, 7:03pm

Congrats to you both.
It's a target we won't make .. :( .
We waited 20 years before getting married.
Jules is a firm believer in "Try before you buy".
Jules sends her condolences to your long suffering wife .. :lol: :D :D :lol:
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Re: 50 Years of Happiness

Postby Mistik-ka » 23 Mar 2018, 7:08pm

fausto copy wrote:Similarly, when we reached No.25 we decided to treat ourselves and bought a custom-made tandem.

Another +1 to the congratulatory posts. :D
We foolishly waited until our 40th before trying a tandem, and ultimately commissioning one that is just right for us. Best money we've ever spent!