The following letter was sent in regards to columnist Dave Simpson’s latest column: “I’ve Been Married Longer Than Most Murderers Spend In Prison“
I have been The Wife for 60 years. My 1962 wedding dress cost $25. The secret to a long marriage?
Division of duties: He takes out the garbage. I empty the dishwasher. But leave some room for change.
About a year ago The Husband began getting out of bed in the mornings before me–usurping my coffee-making duty. I let this go on for a few weeks before making a “gentle” comment about it.
He hung his head and admitted that he was liking the coffee a little stronger than I had been making it for 60 years.
I smiled, added a little more French Vanilla in my cup, and said, “You know honey, I love laying under the warm covers and smelling that coffee brewing”. It works.