Tooting My Horn Tuesday for Married Life!

Yeah, that’s right, married life. Because I got a lot of stories about married life and two of ’em are in the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Married Life. Yeah, that’s right. Two. Wheeee!

I love the subtitle of this one: 101 Inspirational Stories About Fun, Family and Wedded Bliss. And now I shall tell you why:

Long, long ago in a galaxy far away, stuff happened. But here on earth, not too terribly long ago, I married the Beneficent Mr. Hall. But he had a job in which he spent a great deal of time on the road. So whenever the old anniversary would roll around, say the 25th one (to pick a random number) I’d say, “Happy anniversary, Poopsie (to pick a random endearment)! Here we are,  fourteen years of wedded bliss!”

I think that’s hilarious. After 25 plus years of my anniversary catch phrase (though we’re up to about 17.5 years of wedded bliss now), the Beneficent Mr. Hall feels it has lost its appeal. Fortunately, the editors at Chicken Soup find my married life stories very appealing.

And though it sounds as if I’ve been going on quite a bit about myself, I should say that I wouldn’t have any stories if the Beneficent Mr. Hall hadn’t been around for the last 17.5 years, give or take a weekend or two.

(P.S. Yes, you can send in as many stories as you like to a Chicken Soup topic. I’ve never seen a name come up three times in a book, but I did see several other names come up twice in Married Life.  So give ’em all your best stories!)

11 thoughts on “Tooting My Horn Tuesday for Married Life!

  1. Cathy–Congratulations. Two stories in one anthology. Maybe one day I can do the same…

    And you’re right. I think anyone who’s married and has not put their spouse into the wood chipper has lots of stories to tell.

    • Thanks, Sioux! Sure, you can do it–there are a couple great topics waiting for you, right now.

      (And now I’m envisioning a wood chipper and Fargo…did you SEE that movie? Ewwwww. 😉

    • Why, thank you, Val.

      Um…the beneficent Mr. Hall has already warned me–there will be no pics of him. No sticks of him. (He’s such a party pooper!) 😉

    • Thanks, Vicky! They’re good stories, if I do say so myself.

      As for the Beneficent Mr. Hall on a stick? See above.

  2. Well, old Poopsie needs to get his sense of humor, back, that’s all. It’s very funny–17.5 years of wedded bliss. And congrats on the chicken soup stories. Well done!

  3. Awwww, thanks, y’all. I had a good run with CS, but I don’t think I’ve written any for awhile. (I need to check with old Poopsie for a little CS inspiration.) 😉

  4. I used to love, love, love Chicken Soup books. That was in my youngin’ days. I will surely have to pick this one up and check it out now that I have been married a couple of years and have just stepped off the honey moon bus! 🙂 Congrats on having two stories published in it. That’s pretty awesome!

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