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About Glenda (and Jack)

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Glenda and JackSome people might wonder why Jack often gets the parenthesis around his name or initial. That’s because Glenda does the writing and Jack gives many of the suggestions. Instead of him being a ghost author he’s a ghost suggestion person.

Back to the subject at hand, ABOUT Glenda and Jack–

It seems hard to write an about page since you learn so much about us by reading the posts. We’ve had a truly blessed marriage that I never dreamed I could be so fortunate to have. When I say things like that it implies 24/7 for over 40 years has been perfect. Of course, it hasn’t, but it’s what you do with negative times in a marriage that counts. You can’t even have two kittens, two puppies, or two of anything who are going to get along perfectly 100% of the time, let alone a man and a woman. Men and women do not think alike, but that’s part of the intrigue that you don’t want a clone of yourself.

We met when we were juniors in college. I was a speech and English major–yeah, really dull. It implies studiousness, but that wasn’t a good description of me. I was sort of looking for my own road. Thankfully, after a number of years, I did mature–still had fun though but I matured. Plus, I consider all experiences part of the repertoire of life.

Jack describes himself as a Redneck, hippy, with a Bachelor’s degree in art who ended up working in the natural gas industry for almost 40 years.

I realize Redneck and hippy hardly seem like they belong in the same sentence but actually, that description is pretty authentic for him. That’s probably what’s made our marriage so fun.

We’ve had a wonderful family of two kids who are grown now with their own great families. We call our son’s family the Ocean Family because they are about 5 blocks from the ocean in California. We call our daughter’s family the Mountain Family because they are as close to the base of the Colorado Rockies as you can get. Oh, and we call ourselves the Desert Family because we are in the hottest part of the Arizona desert. So, no matter what climate we’re in the mood for, we can visit it and stay free of charge–at least our kids haven’t started charging us rent as of yet.

Please leave comments on some of the blogs to tell us about you. We’d love to hear from you!

Glenda and Jack

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4 Comments to

“About Glenda (and Jack)”

  1. Avatar February 12th, 2011 at 1:34 pm James E. Tate Says:

    Enjoyed viewing your site and you are right, the webpage is great. Here is my contribution:
    Valentine’s Legend
    By James E. Tate

    According to the legend, romantics often say,
    Birds will choose their mates on Valentine’s Day.
    And, according to the rumor, I just heard today,
    Jack chose Glenda on the very same day!

    It was in the springtime of his young life,
    While looking for a girlfriend to become his wife.
    And she was young and lovely with eyes that shined,
    As she looked around for her Valentine.

    So they became sweethearts on a very special date,
    As Cupid shot his arrow, aimed so true and straight.
    When birds choose their mates on Valentine’s Day,
    They are surely watching Jack and Glenda that day!

    Have a great Valentine’s Day


  2. Avatar February 12th, 2011 at 2:17 pm admin Says:

    That is so sweet of you to write! Thanks so much for the post and the poem. You are very special to do that and it’s such a tribute to a marriage made in Heaven.


  3. Avatar September 26th, 2011 at 6:25 pm Grace Says:

    Hello Glenda,

    I don’t know if you remember me. I am the editor of the Ezines and Newsletters site at BellaOnline.com.

    I happened by your twiiter and came to this blog. This is so awesome as my husband and I are starting a marriage ministry.

    We have just celebrated our 29 wedding anniversary and had the priviledge of sharing our time with other married couples.

    I will be using your site here as a resource for our ministry. And also for our marriage too.

    God bless you both for being together so long and still loving each other till death do you part.

    Bless you.

    Grace


  4. Avatar September 27th, 2011 at 4:33 pm Glenda and Jack Says:

    Congratulations on your 29 years. There are so many wonderful things about marriage and it’s a treat to hear about those who celebrate marriage.

    And, thank you for your gracious comments–you definitely made my day!

    I’d love for you to use the site as a resource. There will soon be a book on putting fun into marriage–I’m not quite finished yet but it’s almost complete. I’ll post when it’s done.

    Thanks so much for blessing me with your thoughts.
    Glenda


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