Poll on Marriage...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by polishshooter, Oct 7, 2006.

Marriage and "Gun Nuts...."

  1. I'm still married to my FIRST wife....and plan to STAY that way...

    84 vote(s)
  2. I have been married, and am now divorced....

    14 vote(s)
  3. I have been married more than once...

    46 vote(s)
  4. I've never been married!

    16 vote(s)
  1. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Prompted by the many "I love my Wife" postings we've had over the years, as WELL as the stories of DIVORCE directly or indirectly caused by our "Other Love" or our spending of MONEY on our "other Love" (I of course am referring to GUNS....:p )

    Plus I'd like to see if the old "50% of all marriages end in divorce Myth" has any credence.

    This may be too personal for some, so just vote if you would and not talk about it unless you need the "therapy";) but I AM curious...

    And if you pick #1, tell how many years....
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  2. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    I'll start...26 years.

    Asked her to marry me 3 weeks after I met her, but BEFORE I found out she liked to hunt deer with her Grandpa, liked to shoot, had no problems with guns AND was a helluva cook...:cool: :p :D :D :D :D

    GOD was I LUCKY!!!!!:eek:

    And CRAP, I meant to put this in General D....Oooops!
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  3. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS

    I moved it for you. ;)

    I was married for 21 years the first time, although we were more like roommates (two people who happened to live in the same house) the last 10 years.:rolleyes:

    Been married 3 years this go 'round, and I believe this one's gonna stick! :)
  4. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    i didnt vote, cuz i aint got a wife.:eek: :p :D

    i'm still married to the same man, which will be 17 yrs. in dec.:eek: (1st marriage btw)

    i'm a statistical impossibility tho. married @ 17 & 5 mos. pregnant at the time.;) ya know, those marriages NEVER last.... ;)

    we didnt have a pot to piss in, as the saying goes....
  5. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
    married 24 years first wife some good some bad and some worse.:(
    got 3 wonderful children, 9 grandkids:D :D

    second marriage 17 years of bliss :D :D :D :D
  6. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    I married young too, Rosie... married at 18, first child at 19 (while a sophomore in college, btw... don't let anyone tell y'all that you can't continue school after having a baby; I only missed one semester. ;) )

    But anyway, sounds like you and your husband have what it takes to make a marriage work!

    Polish, sounds like you got a real gem! How does she manage to put up with you? :p (just kidding! just kidding! :D)

    Nighthawk, congrats on the wedded bliss! :)
  7. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Been married to the same one for 46 yrs. It may work out:eek:
  8. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Well, for one she knows how to nod and act interested when I start my rambling...although I KNOW she's not into the "history" stuff:p (At Chickamauga I got a LOT of "Oh wow, ANOTHER cannon...:cool: ) and one of our BIGGEST fights (that we actually always seem to recall with a chuckle NOW) came on the LONG hot hike with the kids when they were little at Lookout Mountain to see the "Confederate Rifle Pits....":p (I'd be DAMMED if I was going to tell her that I was ALSO kinda disappointed when we got there too...:D ) But it WAS a nice view, so being late getting home after a LONG vacation to see the in-laws was ALMOST worth it....;)

    She ALSO religiously USED to get up EVERY opening day at 4:00am and fix me a nice breakfast, after which she'd say something like "I wish I was going with you" to which I would reply "NEXT year we get you your license again..." but every year she declines....UNTIL she didn't get up one year and I got my first buck, so NOW it's "If I sleep in, you always GET one....;) so she NOW sleeps in "just for me....";)

    She's put up with all my vices, from the IPSC days, to redoing the old wood Lyman (Honey, is there SUPPOSED to be this much water inside the boat?:p ) my NASCAR racing "career" when she was my ONLY pit crew ("DON'T yell at me, you only told me to put the valve cover back ON, you NEVER said to TIGHTEN the screws!!!!:D" ) to my current Cruffler vice (she even stayed ON me this time to RENEW on time!) and even KNOWS the difference between MOST of the rifles hanging on the racks in our bedroom(as long as the Savage 220 single 12 is the FIRST one on the rack so she knows which one to grab when I'm "on the road..." and the Ruger .22 is under HER side of the bed....;)) :D And never ONCE has complained of the "Soviet/Czarist" motif of her "beaudoir..."

    Yeah, she's a gem....I think the SAME thing MANY times every day...HOW does she put up with me?????:p :D :D :D;) ;)
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  9. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Never been Hitched, and have 4 great kids. The oldest is 29 & the youngest turns 20 later this month. 3 grandkids so far.

    While we were together, Robin & I figgered why mess up a good thing with a wedding. That was in a different life, I'd never live that way again.
  10. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    yeah, i think so too somo! esp. now that we have an understanding about his family.;) :D :D :D

    there have been times when i was ready to throw in the towel, back when he was forcing them on me. (his mother held a KNIFE to my throat 1 time while i was pregnant w/ ashley & told me that me nor my child would ever be a pile of sh!t in her eyes.:eek: not exactly someone i wanna hang around.)

    anyhoo ~ last night we were hanging around the mall, waiting to meet up w/ some tenants & they had an excellent sale on pillows, so we bought some. you should have seen that old biddy's face when she called me by my maiden name & i said nothing to correct her.... & when she recognized her mistake, troy piped in w/ "well, we should have been keislers anyway" that lady looked at us like we were crazy & i replied w/ "when we got married, he should have taken MY name, not the other way around" & that lady just sat there like :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: . she was speechless.:D
  11. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    You know, that "no pot to pee in" I THINK has a lot to do with staying TOGETHER, sometimes MONEY gets in the way, not necessarily NO money...when we married we BOTH had debts, BOTH came from "never knew we were poor" families, and PAID for our own wedding even, with like a 27% interest LOAN....

    Then I was unemployed in the 90s, and had to take the job with the paving company, me working 70 or 80 hours/week in the summer, coming home dirty and smelling like I showered in #2 Diesel, getting layed off in the winter, then SHE working 70-80 hours to make ends meet, no insurance, NO extra money, with kids in school, if she was ever going to chuck it and move on it would have been THEN (she DID work for an attorney at the time, mainly on DIVORCES, and I used to joke to our friends that she probably had ours typed up in her desk drawer, and she'd reply, "NO, silly, it's on a DISC...:cool: "...but we made it and I think it made us STRONGER....
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  12. Huck Finn

    Huck Finn Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    I waited untill I was 35, she was 29, no kids (for either of us), no ex's. Smartest thing I ever did! P.S. Still no kids. When people ask the wife why we don't have any kids, she tells them she aint done raising me yet. Apparently she wants to see how I'll turn out first, so it aint looking good for any wee ones!
  13. I too got very, very lucky but it was the second time around; it will be 30 years of a great marriage come next February for Sandy and me. My first marriage ended after only five years. It was a typical story: Back home from Vietnam, head not screwed on very straight, a lack of patience on both sides, and an elemental incompatibility neither of us saw at the beginning of the relationship. With Sandy though, it was quite different. I met her first as the secretary to one of my primary customers when I worked in the title insurance business in Fresno, CA in the 70s. She had just come off a rather unhappy divorce from her first husband (a lazy-assed, draft-dodging, SOB), we hit it off immediately (both physically and emotionally), and the rest is history. :D As for the firearms part, Sandy had never had any experience with guns prior to meeting me, but fortunately she was willing to learn. One of our first dates was spent at the local range teaching her how to shoot a Colt 1911 automatic, a pistol she loves and shoots to this day. We had a number of serious but very thoughtful talks before we decided to actually marry since neither of us wanted to make another mistake. I made it clear that firearms were a very important part of my life and if she married me, she must be willing to put up with (even then!) my rather large arsenal, my range time, and my hunting trips (on which she was welcome to come if she liked). Guns and me were a package deal! :cool: Sandy responded that she felt the same way about her sewing (she still sews professionally part time and does beautiful work), and I certainly had no problem with that! Sandy has never raised an objection to my shooting hobbies in all the years we've been together, and though we have never talked about it, I think she understands why I feel that way in light of my Vietnam experience. In fact, she found she actually enjoyed shooting handguns and goes out with me to the range quite frequently. We have exactly the same view about firearms for self-defense, so when we moved to Colorado and I got my CCW, she was all for it though she did not choose to get one herself ("I don't need one dear; I have you!" :D ). She told me just a few weeks ago how much more secure she feels when I'm along when she goes shopping after dark.
  14. Red Neck64

    Red Neck64 Former Guest

    Jun 18, 2006
    North N.Y.STATE
    People like me are in the lead on this poll.I was Married three times and still love all three of them girls.Hay good looken what you got cooken,old "Hank Willams" did this to me!
  15. ryan_marine

    ryan_marine New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    I am in need of therapy... Second thought don't give me therapy... Froggy and I are going to be calling it quits... It was a good 3 years but this fourth was just too much...

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