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Saturday, February 14, 2009

We've Been Together Too Long

It's Valentine's Day. This morning I grabbed my coffee. At my place on the table were three cards. I had already put my husband's card at his place last night. Why do I have three cards? Somehow the dogs each manage to get me a card as well.

As usual, I had gotten a funny card for my husband. On the front there are two ladies chatting. One said, "This Valentine's Day, I got a bottle of wine for my husband." On the inside, the other lady responded, "Good trade."

When my husband opened the card, he let out a really big laugh. Well, I thought the card was funny too, but not THAT funny. Then he said, "Open your card. We did it again."






This is certainly not the first time we have bought identical cards for each other. Far from it. In fact, it has happened so often that my daughter once suggested we just go shopping together and select a card. I must admit that it is surprise that given the large selection of cards from which to choose, we could have come up with two just alike on more than one occasion. My husband and I are very different. In fact eHarmony would NEVER match the two of us. Despite the differences (or perhaps because of them) we have been married 37 years (38 years come November). You figure.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

29 comments:

Liza said...

Happy Valentines Day.
Seems like the two of you are more like two peas in a pod.

Beth said...

What a sweet story. Happy Valentine's Day to you both.

TheWritersPorch said...

This has never happened to me with Hubby but my Sister and I have done this several times over the years when giving cards to our Mom and Dad! We think it's so funny!

Cheryl said...

Good post.....strange Mr P and I are chalk and cheese but we to have been together 38 years in September.....and I wouldn't trade him for anything.......

Jane said...

Happy Valentine's Day to both you, and congrats on sooo many years together [and many more!]

Jane

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

That's too funny..the same card! Never happened with us...we are so different even down to the type of cards!!

Been married 39 years this past January, too!

Cicero Sings said...

Too funny! We both have the same problem ... we go and look at cards and walk away empty handed ... none seem to suit ... or hardly ever! I tend to go for funny cards and D for serious ones.

We had a champagne brunch to celebrate the day.

Thistlebrooms said...

I seem to be reflecting a lot lately about 'Days Gone By' and when I read your post on both you & Randy getting the SAMECard I think of my Parents back when...After time, they just became One...Which today most look at that as a BAD thing, BUT isn't that what it's All suspose to be about???
I congratulate you on your Very Good Taste...
Happiest Valentines Day To You Both...
Always...Marilyn

dAwN said...

Happy Valentines Day to you both..
that is so cool..

KGMom said...

First, Happy Valentine's Day to two long time love birds.
Second, you've been together long enough to SHARE a mind--no wonder you pick the same card. But that is really funny.

Bird Girl said...

GMTA - remember this old saying? 'Great minds think alike ;-) But YES...I think you have been together a long time and that is WONDERFUL!!!

Janie said...

It's always good to share the same sense of humor with your valentine. Have a happy day!

Cedar ... said...

That's a hoot! You are a match!

laurie said...

that is hilarious.

and the dogs sometimes give us valentines, too. not always. this year they gave doug a valentine. last year, it was me.

fickle dogs.

Kallen305 said...

That is so funny!! Your mouths must have dropped than rolled into laughter after you realized it.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day.

Jayne said...

My sister and I have done this on occasion, but never hubby and me. How funny! And, it IS a funny card!

mon@rch said...

Great minds think alike! he he Happy V-day!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is so funny! For our 10th anniversary we got each other the exact same card.

Toni said...

Ah Carolyn he is your soul mate plain and simple.

CountryDreaming said...

What a wonderful testimonial to you and your husband being a perfect match!

caboval said...

HI there! Happy Valentines day! We came across your blog somehow and really enjoyed it! Your goldens are beautiful! I have a friend that enjoys those sculptures like your raspberries! Check out my blog and her blog is under "Auntie Sue!" Wish we had trails like you do! But we make do somehow! Hope to talk to you again! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Coffee with Cathy said...

What a great Valentine's story! Thanks for sharing. You and your husband sound like a very fun couple!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Birds of a feather..... Cute, Carolyn... Guess Randy and you think alike --after all of these years. How CUTE!!!! I hope that George and I have many more years together!!! We got a late start.

Hope your weekend is going well.
Hugs,
Betsy

Vickie said...

Love this post! And you have some beautiful and happy puppies. I had Australian Shepherds when I lived on my farm and the question "Are you ready?" was a "go" signal for them.

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Tina said...

lol, that's too funny!
Congrats on all those years!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks, everyone for your comments. My daughter suggested that next year I get a card that says Happy Valentine to my Grandpa! That surely won't be duplicated.

Liza - We are definitely NOT two peas. But still it works for us. We respect the differences and share the common bonds.

Cicero - Champagne brunch. I feel pretty bad with just my blueberry muffins.

Kallen - This has happened so often that we really can't believe it happened once again. So many identical anniversary cards, Valentines, and Christmas ornaments.

George said...

I think it's neat that you and Randy picked the same card for each other. I guess the two of you prove that eHarmony doesn't always know what it should be doing.

Joey said...

Hi Carolyn, Ellie, and Lucy! Thanks for visiting my blog - its nice to meet you. What beautiful Goldens! (For a minute, I thought it was me!) My parents just celebrated their 40th. They've gone from buying cards the traditional way to going shopping together and having each one pick out the card they like best and showing it to the other, to having the dogs make cards, to just saying good morning. It's fine!

See ya!
Joey