Time flies when you’re having fun with spouse

Again, it is time to thank everyone who contributed their pictures and information for this vintage weddings effort — and to Vicki Notaro, the chief organizer in the Lifestyles department. Where did the last year go?

At our house, my better half is the chief organizer, if it was up to me things would stay right where I left them. I say that because it is true and it would work for me, however a vote was taken and by a majority in the two-vote election it was decided to put things where they belong. Seeking a recount would be a waste of time, as that would be another one to one loss for my laziness.

Remember the first time you saw your spouse and thought that’s the one for me?

I was going to try and come up with some profound advice for any young people considering, getting, or being married, but a few items found on a look around the internet yielded some very helpful tips from marriage.com. At least they would have helped in those initial days, weeks, months and now almost 42 years.

“The two best phrases to include in your vocabulary are, “I understand” and “You’re right.”

“Marriage is an ‘As Is’ deal. Do not try to change your spouse, that’s as good as it gets.”

And for wives: “Put the toilet seat up every once in awhile. He may think that you are considering his needs but throwing some confusion into his normal pattern may reverse the bad habit.”

“It’s not easy being me,” comedian Rodney Dangerfield began many a bit with.

It’s not easy being married either all the time — and I don’t blame any woman for feeling that way. Unless you have one of the few and far between gems of a husband, ladies, thanks for putting up with us.

Be well and enjoy another day of wedded bliss.

Gib Snyder is OBSERVER Lifestyles editor.