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Old 09-21-2006, 09:06 PM   #1
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Article from Steve

It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it
becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as
when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at

Some are overly sensitive, and there's nothing worse than an overly
sensitive woman. My name is Steve. Let me relate how I handled the
situation with my wife, Wanda. When I took "early retirement" last
year, it became necessary for Wanda to get a full-time job, both for the
extra income and for the health benefits that we needed.

Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to
show her age. I usually get home from the golf course about the same time
she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she
almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts
dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at the club so eating out is not reasonable. I'm ready for some home cooked grub when I hit that door. She used to do the dishes as soon as we
finished eating. But now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it usually seems to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she will
say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even three
days. That way she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her
that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if
you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods.
She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the
yard. I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix
herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a
while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as
well make one for me too.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Wanda.
I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men
will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows
better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However,
guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism
of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing
it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each


Steve died suddenly Thursday Feb 9th. He was found with a Calloway
extra long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club rammed up his backside
with only 2 inches of grip showing. His wife Wanda was arrested, but
the all-woman Grand Jury accepted her defense that he accidentally
sat down on it.


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Old 09-22-2006, 08:25 AM   #2
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such a tragic story, why do such bad things happen to such a nice guy like steve. rest in piece steve,( hopefully steve taught his wife how to properly maintain his final resting place) sob,sob,just tragic.

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Old 09-22-2006, 08:48 AM   #3
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If Wanda had put away the clubs properly I'm sure Steve would not have sat on it and this tragic story would not have come to pass.......
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