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Till Death Did they Part

The notion of staying with a partner for life is one that is far from common today but for most of our ancestors it was the norm. 191 more words

Real Life

Top Ranch Pen Posts 2015 #3

I graduated with honors from the school of hard knocks so felt well qualified to write this third most viewed post of 2015, Countrified Marriage Advice From the Ranch Pen… 1,014 more words

Danni McGriffith

Twenty-four Years

My husband, Matthew, and I married exactly two weeks after we met.

I was twenty-seven. A graduate student at the end of my degree plan. The year prior, I had purchased my first Rottweiler, Toby, after jumping on the back of my drug-dealing neighbor to prevent him from killing his wife on our shared porch. 849 more words


(flangi -one’s spirit or fortitude  Propped – support, egged on  Flangipropped = to life one’s spirit, spur on, motivate)

Grammy Rymiller was mad.  Papa Rymiller had told her he was watering her flowers every day she was gone taking care of emergency family matters.  572 more words


Countrified Marriage Advice From The Ranch Pen

I read somewhere or other recently that if the man/woman you are thinking of as a husband/wife isn’t someone you feel is better than you, someone who makes you want to be better than you are, don’t marry that guy/gal. 969 more words

Danni McGriffith

The Thirty Picture!

At my workplace, I have people of various relationship status… defacto, single mums, dating, divorced and dating, and one going through an unaffordable and messy divorce. 1,477 more words


A brief defense of long marriages

I stood next to my wife and below us, on the counter, was a card-sized envelope with my first name written in her hand. Its purpose totally escaped me. 626 more words