wow, 39 years, cg. congrats.
i guess it's a marathon, not a sprint. my parents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past january.
a few summers ago, my wife, son and i were hanging out back by the pool with our neighbor's kid and her teenaged cousin (babysitter).
when dw went into the house to get some snacks, the babysitter started innocently asking me some questions about my family and i: when we moved into our house, when we got married, when we had our son, and so on.
earlier, and unbeknownst to me, she had asked dw how old she was, to which she got a "modified" answer. my wife had begun to shave 10 or 12 years off her age when anybody asked, but never thought about her dopey, old, and unfortunately honest husband
, and a quick minded teenager.
but then when dw went inside, the basbysitter asked me how old i was, and how long dw and i have been together.
doing a quick calculation, a horrified look came upon her face!
she said, "you met your wife when she was only 11! that's really creepy!"
i laughed so hard, and stumbled to try to explain that my wife wasn't completely truthful about her age.
just as dw came outside with the snacks.
i still hear about that one every now and again.