Anniversary No. 14

happy anniversary

Fourteen years ago, I married my best friend.
This has not been an inconsequential partnership so far.

  • Four ducks: $25
  • One gold fish: $28
  • Thirteen chickens: $77
  • Two cats: $1,153
  • Three dogs: $4,760
  • One half-grown child: $103,850
  • One home in the woods of Maine: $290,000
  • Four hospitalization for Paul: $745, 511
  • The life we have created together: PRICELESS

Happy Anniversary, Paul!

More on our wedding story from last year:
26 July 2010: Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!

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2 Responses to Anniversary No. 14

  1. Joe Jordan says:

    You and Susan have blazed a trail in Maine that could only be believed, because they are documented by pictures. I think of you both as pioneers and tell people that you live in the unexplored part of Maine. Hannah is mature beyond her years, because of the experiences she has had with both of you as mentors. I am probably the only retired colonel of the United States Army who has had a chicken named for him. Couldn?t you have found something more macho like a moose? I suppose a moose would be difficult to keep in a chicken coop. I hope you had a wonderful day with many more anniversaries to come.

  2. Paul says:

    Today marks 14 years that Susan and I have been married. She?s my very best friend and the absolute love of my life. If given a choice today, I would opt to marry Susan again. I?m absolutely amazed that she?s been able to put up with me for long. We?ve travelled down a road filled with trials and tribulations, and our bond strengthens each and every day.

    I can honestly tell you that 14 years ago on our wedding day, no one that knows either of us would have been able to predict our present venture into farming, or our quite rural lifestyle in ?Downeast? Maine (way up north, beyond Bar Harbor). Folks that knew Susan way back when are usually surprised to hear about Susan?s exploits with chickens, ducks, and such. They just can?t believe it, and Susan herself can?t quite explain what happened!

    We?re very happy with our lives and with each other. We?re also very happy to count all of you as among our friends.

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