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Archive for May 22nd, 2009

That toddlin’ town.

My family sets the bar pretty high when it comes to marriage.  I distinctly remember as a child celebrating my dad’s parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.  All of my dad’s brothers and sisters have been married 50 years, or are approaching that milestone.  My own parents marked 47 years of bickering just this year. 

This year, instead of our annual Memorial Day weekend BBQ, the Mox family, et al, are trekking northward to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my dad’s sister and her husband. 

There will be booze.  I think this might be key.  A key.  The key. 

My generation hasn’t fared as well in the marriage game, as a good many of my cousins have divorced and remarried, some of them more than once.  It’s hard to say whether it’s the times we live in now, or if it’s just that this gene pool is hard to swim in, but I daresay not too many of the first generation of cousins will meet this milestone.  The second generation of cousins, our kids, will likely marry and divorce more than we did. 

My husband and I will celebrate 16 years of marriage soon.  As I look toward the horizon that is 50 years, I can’t help but think — that’s a really long time to live with the same person. 

 

— Mox

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