A Quarter of a Century Later …

My lovely wife has just hit the quarter of a century mark. That is not old to me by any means, but let me tell you a story:

Not surprisingly I was away from home a lot when I was on active duty. I knew that Beth was going to have some work cut out for dealing with a brand new baby (This is when RJ was first born), and living in a new town. We would talk every other day, or at least when time would allow, to keep each other up to date on the goings on in our lives.

I had been out of town for a couple of weeks when Beth told me that she had met another mother at playgroup, and that they were going to get together sometime and go for a walk (or something like that. C’mon, I am a good husband, but all you wives out there know that we do not listen all of the time.)

I am protective of my wife, especially when I cannot be there with her in person, so I played twenty questions with Beth about this new “friend.” When the question of age came up, Beth answered, “Oh, she’s an older lady.”

OK, so now I am thinking that Beth is hanging out with some 40-something lady. (Again, that is not old by any means, but we a talking relationally here.) A couple of weeks had passed, and as I heard more about this “friend” and I began to suspect that there was no way that she was a 40-something. However, maturity is not always a learned trait. I asked my wife, again, how old her “friend” was and she said that she was 25!

Being twenty-five at the time, I was quite offended. I asked Beth if she thought that, since her friend and I were the same age, I was an older person, too. Beth said that is not what she meant when she said “older” person. I asked her what she did mean, and she would not answer.

Ever since that day, I have been patiently waiting until Beth’s 25th Birthday. Can I officially call her my Old Lady now?

Happy Birthday Beth!

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I am the father of two wonderful boys, and the husband of one wonderful wife.
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2 Responses to A Quarter of a Century Later …

  1. Andy says:

    I think you’d better do something better than insult the better half on her birthday or you will be in BIG trouble 🙂

  2. Ron says:

    It is not so much an insult, but rather a jest. At least that is what I am going to tell her when she gets around to reading this post.

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