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Friday, March 20, 2009

To Love, Honor and Transport

Most neighborhoods in Greece are cluttered with a variety of shops, so it's possible to get what you need on foot. This is how my mother-in-law shopped until an inflamed nerve in her thigh grounded her. Like a good husband, my father-in-law saw that his wife's problem was his problem too. He needed to drive her around. But how? Heavy traffic and almost non-existent parking dissuaded him from using his car. He solved the dilemma by treating himself to a new toy. The funny-looking "roofed scooter" in the above photo belongs to my 79-year-old father-in-law.

Before they were married, Peter's dad courted his mom on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with a sidecar. So, Peter loves the irony of the scooter. He sees the history of his parents' wheels as having come full circle (no pun intended).

I asked my mother-in-law how she liked her new mode of transportation. Her reply: "I'd much rather ride in the car."


Quips passed on to me:

Troubles in marriage often start when a man gets so busy earning his salt that he forgets his sugar.

Too many couples marry for better or for worse, but not for good

When a man marries a woman, they become one - but the trouble starts when they try to decide which one

If a man has enough "horse sense" to treat h is wife like a thoroughbred, she will never be an old nag

Judging from the specimens they pick for husbands, It's no wonder that brides often blush

On anniversaries the wise husband always forgets the past - but never the present

A foolish husband remarks to his wife: "Honey, you stick to the washing, ironing, cooking, and scrubbing. No wife of mine is going to work."

The bonds of matrimony are a good investment only when the interest is kept up

Whether a man winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a lot on the kind of chick he marries.

Many girls like to marry a military man - he can cook, sew, make beds, is in good health...and he's already used to taking orders.

Grandpa and his wife were discussing their 40th wedding anniversary when she said: "shall I kill a chicken for tonight?" "Gnaw," said Grandpa, "Why blame a bird for something that happened 40 years ago

the wife has the last word in any argument. anything the man says after that starts a new argument.

A husband should always maintain a close, friendly relationship with his mother and father in law; they are the only ones who can keep his wife in her proper place.


Amy Deardon said...

Lydia -- love the scooter! Is that a jump seat on the back?


Lydia said...

Hi Amy,

No jump seat. It's just that one long seat under the roof. Sorry this isn't a clear shot. The bike parked behind the scooter kind of confuses things.