Posted by: David Stewart | July 16, 2012

Sometimes you just need to laugh

We were driving in the car together, talking about something really mundane. You know how it is when you live together. It had to do with my interest in a particular cell phone accessory or something really exciting like that.

The next thing we know, we’re cracking each other up.

It’s because we’re exchanging some rather inappropriate Mike Myers quotes from his classic 1993 comedy “So I Married an Axe Murderer.”

That sort of sums up what makes it fun to be in relationship with Deb. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of things to respect and admire in Deb:

  • The heart that she shows for those whom society considersĀ unlovable. She shows this heart by being friends with people who are homeless or formerly homeless. One in particular is a woman she had gone through many hard times with, and who tragically died a couple of weeks ago. Deb regularly sets for me an example of what real love is.
  • The simple little way she can transform a potluck between friends on the grass into an elegant and memorable occasion. This happened just yesterday – about four different strangers passed by our little gathered meal after a rce and comment that we “won the prize” for the best looking picnic.
  • Her command of the logistics of our aging house. She has been the prime contractor on many complex home modification, remodeling and repair jobs, too many to remember at this point. Should we get the ridge-line vents? The 50 year shingles? Which brand of toilet?
  • Her love, friendship and consistency with our adult daughters, relationships which can be somewhat complex at times.

… and there are many more.

But through it all, we have fun together and laugh and tell silly quotes from a 20 year old movie.

Even after 29 years, we can still laugh.

Happy anniversary, Deb!



  1. Very nice post Dave – really touched me.

  2. What Jeff said. Happy anniversary, you two!

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