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Old 02-28-2009, 12:14 PM   #21
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Great sweater! Love the story!

My man's requirement (a la his mountaineer brother's advice) is:
"You never know what a woman is like til you take her on a good hike."

So John took me on a hike up Mount Si, reportedly the steepest incline in Washington State, for short day hikes.

Wanna know what my advice is?
"Never marry a man til you let him take you on a good hike."

My man carried me on his back the last half mile to the summit, at his suggestion. He says, "Aw, why don't ya just hop on my back? I'm not tired yet and you are." (I wasn't a hiker. I was a city girl.)

Thirty eight years later, I'm still married to him! He's a keeper!
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:24 PM   #22
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Your story cracked me up, maybe THAT is what I've been doing wrong. If I knit my partner of 9 years a sweater he'll assk me to marry him!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:22 PM   #23
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Love the story and the sweater! I'm sure glad my DH didn't make that a prerequisite for getting married. I still haven't made him a sweater.

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Old 02-28-2009, 04:47 PM   #24
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Such great stories in this thread. Thanks for sharing them!
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:42 AM   #25
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My man carried me on his back the last half mile to the summit, at his suggestion. He says, "Aw, why don't ya just hop on my back? I'm not tired yet and you are." (I wasn't a hiker. I was a city girl.)
ArtLady, I had to laugh at this. John must have been in pretty good shape to do that. He was lucky you were just a little thing too. We were only 18 when we got married and DH could barely lift me at the time. He only weighed 135 pounds and I was about 120 so I was a big load for him and he was not the athletic type.
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Yup, gotta admit it. I was about 90 lbs soakin' wet, and he was 200 lbs, just released from his 3 yrs Marine Corps tour of duty.
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It is a beautiful sweater!

Lovely stories. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #28
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That is a good looking sweater. And don't worry about how long it took.

With a 12 and a half year history, I predict you'll finish your next sweater before you get married again.

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