Grandpa’s Words On Love & Marriage

GRANDPA’S WORDS (Robert Edward V.) On Love & Marriage

At the wedding of his son, 1998

Love is one long, sweet dream and marriage is the alarm clock. Love is the only game that two can play and win! Love is something that when you give it away, you end up having more. It has been said that marriage is a bond of love and that love is often blind.; therefore, marriage might be an institution for the blind — but marriage is always an eye-opener.

Marriage is an alliance of two lovers — one who remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. All marriage ceremonies are happy — it’s the living together afterward that causes all of the problems. Sometimes marriage can be a three ring circus — an engagement ring, a wedding ring, and suffering! But if it weren’t for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers. We live by admiration, hope and love so remember that marriage has joined you in a holy wedlock — not deadlock!

A good husband is a man who is on listening terms with his wife. An optimistic husband is a fellow that doesn’t know what is coming to him! A smart husband is a man who is never so busy bringing home the bacon that he forgets the applesauce.

A good wife is a blessing in disguise. An optimistic wife gives her husband a push when needed — and a hug otherwise! A smart wife is a woman who makes her husband feel as if he is the head of the house, even though he may only be the chairman of the entertainment committee.

A good marriage is created by mutual love, respect and determination to make lemonade when life gives you lemons. A successful marriage is not so much finding the right person, but being the right person.

Toast: May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old fashioned enough to last forever. May “for better or worse” be far better than worse! May your marriage be long and happy, your cares and sorrows few, and your many friends remain well, good and true!


Love is patient, love is kind… there is no limit to its faith, its hope, and it’s endurance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

With all thy faults I love thee still. (Samuel Butler)

Love one another, but make not a bond of love; let it be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. (Kahlil Gibran)

Marriage is a success when you can introduce your spouse with the words of King Solomon, saying, ‘This is my beloved and my friend’. (Song of Solomon 5:16)


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