What I am thankful for

Carl Spackler
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Re: What I am thankful for

Postby Carl Spackler » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:58 am

psu_dad wrote:42 coming up in a couple of months.


Bicentennial nuptial’s! Way cool dude 8-)
So I got that going for me...which is nice. It's a cross between Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent and Northern California Sensimilla so you can play 36 holes on it,take it home at night and get stoned to the begesses belt

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Re: What I am thankful for

Postby psu_dad » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:17 am

Not to mention that tuxedos in the 70s were outrageous. Mine was modest by the standards of the day and I still looked like Liberace.
:lol:
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Re: What I am thankful for

Postby Blue&White » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:51 am

Happy anniversary, Carl. 42 years - that's fantastic. I'll be 21 in November. Am I gaining on you?
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Re: What I am thankful for

Postby sameoldlama » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:48 am

42 - DJ Dozier's number and the player who scored the game winning TD in PSU's last NC
1976 - 5 seasons before PSU won their 1st NC
5 seasons - the number of season the Nostradamus of nf.com predicted PSU would play for CFP NC

Carl's wedding anniversary is the last sign - PSU will win the NC Jan 8 2024

Congrats on your anniversary Carl and on bringing a title to PSU
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Re: What I am thankful for

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:26 am

Carl Spackler wrote:June 25th, 1976

42 years ago today my beautiful wife walked down the aisle and we were married. Looking at all the threads where I could have tried to be funny and cute with a title I noticed the “what I am thankful for” thread and realized it was the correct place to convey me most sincere thoughts.

I can’t believe its been this many years. We went out to dinner Sat. evening and nearly every other family and couple seemed to be younger than we were. Of course at McDonald’s that could happen to anyone, right. I couldn’t pas that one up. My wife noted that we are not getting any younger, which is profound on so many levels. We are beginning to watch our own generation to pass on not through traffic accidents and tragic early onset disease but general ravages of time, wear and tear or for a myriad of reasons. The next breath of anyone is not guaranteed yet we generally don’t think of that fact until we face it in some manner.
Our anniversary also always is shared by Gen. George Armstrong Custer’s ill-fated attack on a superior force of numerous different tribes gathered together for war. Custer, apparently leaning on his experience in fighting the Indian’s (Cleveland and more) across the plains after the War Between the States made a horrific tactical decision. It was his last.

There are so many jokes I could plunder with our shared anniversary. I’ve used it to loosen up audiences when I gave public presentations many times over the years. It certainly is an easy way to remember June 25th, 1976, 100 years after the Last Stand on June 25th, 1876, 100 years to not just the day but the exact 30 min. period of the battle on Last Stand Hill. That provides more fodder for speeches folks.

Would I do it over? Would Custer? Of course I would. I was in love, still am and always will be. I married a farm girl, a country girl. She wanted to go outside this early a.m. and……….guess what? Spray weeds, for 2 hours. She sprayed and trimmed spent flower stems all morning. She has enjoyed physical work on the farm and in the garden all her life. Working inside a lab. all day dampens her spirit and as the week emerges she will come home each evening, late usually, more frustrated needing to talk it out without my assistance in solving the crisis’s individually. I’ve bitten my tongue more than I care to admit trying NOT to help the situation.

May each and every married person on this board have a wonderful experience and keep plugging away through thick and thin to surpass our current total of thin or flush years together. This fall will mark the 47th year anniversary of our first date. They are adding up quickly my friends. You will see. Milestones galore.
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Congratulations, Carl. You and your wife have chosen well, despite your anniversary's association with one of the great military disasters in U.S. history. My oldest brother was married on June 25th, 1971, just as I was preparing to enter my first year at dear ole state. Even as a kid, I was fascinated with that tragic moment in history and, as we put on our tuxedos, I reminded dear brother of the significance of that date. He shrugged and took another hit from the ....mmm...pipe.The marriage, his first of three, lasted two years.....I won't jump to conclusions about why the first two failed. Interestingly, dear brother was married in the catholic church....twice. We are far from catholic, so I'm unsure how he pulled that off. Regardless, Carl, we long-termers are probably the anomalies in the marriage game. Mrs. Mad and I are approaching our 44th. Gingerly.
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Re: What I am thankful for

Postby psu_dad » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:45 am

Interestingly, dear brother was married in the catholic church....twice. We are far from catholic, so I'm unsure how he pulled that off.

Were he at least a baptized Christian, the first marriage could have been pulled off with permission and conditions that I won't go into. If the first marriage wasn't annulled, getting married in a Catholic church a second time was impressive. He must be a very persuasive guy.
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Carl Spackler
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Re: What I am thankful for

Postby Carl Spackler » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:59 am

Mad,
1. Sorry to hear your dear brother is on #3, that is two too many. My BIL is in the same condition, #3. #2 lasted 3 weeks, a record. Fortunately he is the only example of this on either side or the family. No offense to anyone here who has suffered though this issue as I can't imagine how difficult it must be. I was blessed to marry a keeper.

2. We had no idea our wedding day was connected with the centennial of the Last Stand battle. On our first anniversary I picked up a paper where it was noted in the historical events column and the first item was the 101st anniversary of Custer's Last Stand. Through my brilliant mathematical prowess and historical genius I was able to determine through algorithms and Kentucky windage that our wedding day was on the centennial of the same.

I mentioned this to Carla and her response wasn't exactly positive, imagine that. Yet I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the fact as noted in speeches as a intro. If I can handle getting married on the 100th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand I can handle this group or something like that ending my spiel before getting into the presentation. Generally produced some laughs and many smiles. Engaging and disarming.

It wasn't until many anniversaries later that I discovered the significance of the timing of our wedding and that of the battle being exactly at the same time and the same duration, quite remarkable imo.
So I got that going for me...which is nice. It's a cross between Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent and Northern California Sensimilla so you can play 36 holes on it,take it home at night and get stoned to the begesses belt

Carl Spackler
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Re: What I am thankful for

Postby Carl Spackler » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:02 pm

Carl Spackler wrote:Mad,
1. Sorry to hear your dear brother is on #3, that is two too many. My BIL is in the same condition, #3. #2 lasted 3 weeks, a record. Fortunately he is the only example of this on either side or the family. No offense to anyone here who has suffered though this issue as I can't imagine how difficult it must be. I was blessed to marry a keeper.

2. We had no idea our wedding day was connected with the centennial of the Last Stand battle. On our first anniversary I picked up a paper where it was noted in the historical events column and the first item was the 101st anniversary of Custer's Last Stand. Through my brilliant mathematical prowess and historical genius I was able to determine through algorithms and Kentucky windage that our wedding day was on the centennial of the same. This is not to suggest my mathematical abilities approach the sameoldllama's genius noted above with numerical gymnastics to amaze the masses and express many factual items.

I mentioned this to Carla and her response wasn't exactly positive, imagine that. Yet I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the fact as noted in speeches as a intro. If I can handle getting married on the 100th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand I can handle this group or something like that ending my spiel before getting into the presentation. Generally produced some laughs and many smiles. Engaging and disarming.

It wasn't until many anniversaries later that I discovered the significance of the timing of our wedding and that of the battle being exactly at the same time and the same duration, quite remarkable imo.
So I got that going for me...which is nice. It's a cross between Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent and Northern California Sensimilla so you can play 36 holes on it,take it home at night and get stoned to the begesses belt