If she had written a book about how to keep love alive for 73 years, I would have read it. Her career is the family. The two appear happy, faithful, grateful, and respectful of the other. I'm sure all marriages face challenges and storms.
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2018 23:06:42 GMT -5 by lwoetin
We don't know anything about the inside of their marriage any more than anyone knows about the inside of ours. There are rumours that George H.W. had stepped out, I'm inclined to believe it, but he was respectful enough to be discreet. They suffered the death of a child. They were under scrutiny in a way that we cannot imagine and which probably surprised them - given that when they entered public life there were different expectations on what was private and what wasn't.
However, what there did seem to be was respect, admiration and genuine affection inside the family and which was modelled by George and Barbara.
I don't think she was joking that her success was marrying well. She did. But it wasn't just marrying a successful, wealthy man who ended up becoming the president. She married someone who seemed to be a partner in marriage.
I did not marry well. I don't mean that my ex is unsuccessful in his career. I mean that I married someone who could not be a partner to me. I have chosen better this time around. Part of it is the luck of meeting my guy, but part of it is me letting all the other guys I met go by the wayside until I met someone who treats me really, really well and the wisdom to hold onto this one. He helps me to be a good life partner, he makes it easy for me. I'd suspect that he'd say the same of me.
worksforme2: hey nancyb, how are things perkolating with the older gentleman you spoke of a while back?
Jul 28, 2018 18:25:32 GMT -5
nancyb: worksforme2: Relationship died when we had a difference in opinion regarding UFO's and extraterrestrial beings. LOL I weighed in on the nay side and he believed they walk amongst us.
Jul 30, 2018 5:51:07 GMT -5
bc: I can’t stop laughing...go ahead, micromanage and analyze that marriage and see what she will do for you.
Jul 30, 2018 8:17:58 GMT -5
Dan: I think I'd have to see how good a new girlfriend was in the sack before I crossed her off the list -- or kicked her out of bed -- for believing in UFOs. I guess that makes me... male!
Jul 30, 2018 21:25:05 GMT -5
solodriver: It's been so long for me, I might see UFOs my first time. lol
Jul 31, 2018 1:42:47 GMT -5
beachguy: nancyb: He's right. It's all in the X Files, if you care to look.
Jul 31, 2018 3:45:13 GMT -5
nancyb: Dan: It was a tough decision, he was a good lover but the craziness ended things. Been dating since but nothing serious. I paint a lot.
Jul 31, 2018 5:57:00 GMT -5
petrushka: Thing is, someone being a fruit-loop about something like UFOs usually is not confined to one area; even if it is not immediately obvious. People who are nutty about one thing can go off at a tangent any time, I found (...out the hard way).
Jul 31, 2018 7:39:29 GMT -5
greatcoastal: nancyb: Sounds like you Identified a Fucking Object for what it truly is!
Jul 31, 2018 8:25:25 GMT -5
worksforme2: nancyb,...I am going to paint my living room soon as I can decide on the color.
Jul 31, 2018 19:15:08 GMT -5
worksforme2: When it comes to UFO's we always hear about "little green men", why are there never any "little green women"?
Aug 1, 2018 6:21:15 GMT -5
solodriver: I think I recall an episode of "Lost In Space where Dr. Smith was being chased by a green woman
Aug 1, 2018 21:29:17 GMT -5