Celebrating 47 Years of Marriage


I plan to keep this blog post short and sweet. Today, Rooster and I are celebrating 47 years of marriage. The amazing part of the adventure is we still are talking to one another. There is a great deal of love left in our relationship. That being said, I plan to do some serious celebrating. But first, I will leave you with a few words of unsolicited advice.

Free advice from a person celebrating 47 years of marriage

There is some unwritten rules Rooster and I practice that has enabled us to make it to our 47th anniversary and still be in love. You might not be interested in them. If that is the case, you can leave my blog now. If you want to hear about them, read on.

1). Talk to one another.

2). Have sex often.

3). Be slow to anger.

4). Don’t give up easily. Never say the divorce word.

5). Spend time together.

6). Be kind to one another.

7) Remember, it’s not all about you.

8). Never give your heart to someone else.

9). Argue the issue without throwing hate at your partner.

10) Don’t forget to practice your religious faith.

Why I’m glad I’m celebrating 47 years of marriage

The above-listed rules have gotten Rooster and me over a lot of rough patches. It takes a lot of emotional cement to hold a relationship together. It is hard to keep things fresh and exciting over the passing years. Things might get tough, but it is not impossible. Rooster and I are sliding into old age while attempting to stay adventurous. It is so good to have someone to walk with into the final stage of life. It is even better if you are in love with the person lumbering along beside you. That’s enough of the advice stuff. I’m out of here because I have some serious celebrating to do.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

43 thoughts on “Celebrating 47 Years of Marriage

  1. Congratulations! And that’s a great list of advice. Communication and practicing kindness are very very important. And please tell Rooster that his goatee rocks. 🙂

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary! Looks like you all have a lot of fun together. My husband and I have been married 31 yrs and still madly in love!

  3. May you enjoy many more years of adventure. My hubby and I have the same set of rules 👍👍 and also are sliding into old age but aim to adventure until death do us part! 🌈💕

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