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    “No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that is in the right and keeps on a-comin’.” Captain Bill McDonald, Texas Ranger.

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    Location: Texas

    Good guys wear white hats. And they never run out of bullets.

    Friday, December 30, 2005

    Long Line of Love

    Twenty years ago, I boarded a school bus. I had been naughty and was not allowed to drive. I felt ashamed. The bus was loaded with freshmen from the Junior High School once attended. At the very back was a cutie sitting with her boyfriend.

    I tried not to be rude. I didn’t want to insult the fella she was with. But could not help but sneak peeks at her. Every single time she was already looking at me. I had no idea what was in store.

    The next year we met. We dated on and off until I left town for college. After that we stayed apart. We each became parents. Then one day we rediscovered each other.

    Ten years ago today we submitted to each other in holy matrimony. I love her more now than I ever have. When I look at my folks and my grandparents I understand that I will love her even more in the coming days.

    Over the past ten years, we have had more than our fair share of troubles. Statistically speaking, we should have hung it up a long time ago. But there is something about us that doesn’t apply to those statistics. We truly love each other. So even though life is often cruel to us, we stick together. I actually think the rough stuff has made us stronger.

    One of the great American songwriters is Michael Martin Murphey. He sang a song called Long Line of Love. He was talking about folks like us. What he said sums up how I feel today.

    I Bought A Beautiful Diamond Ring

    I offered it to the Sweetest Thing I Know She Said She Would Take It.

    We Started Making Some Wedding Plans

    She Came To Me and She Took My Hand and said

    Are You Sure We Can Make It

    I Said My Grand dad's Still In Love with My Grandma

    I Said My Dad Still Thinks My Moms the Sweetest Thing He Ever Saw

    I Come From A Long Line of Love

    When the Times Get Hard, I Don't Give Up

    Forever Is In My Heart and In My Blood

    You See I Come From A Long Line of Love

    Well the Years went by and we had A Son

    Now He Thinks He Found Someone for Him

    They're planning A Wedding

    He Called Me up On the Phone Today

    Just To See What I Had To Say to Him

    Did I Think He Was Ready

    I Said What His Grandfather Used To Say To Me-Its Been Handed Down For Ages It

    Runs In Our Family

    You Come From A Long Line Of Love

    When The Times Get Hard, You Won't Give Up

    Forever Is In Your Heart and In Your Blood

    Son You Come From A Long Line of Love

    We Both Come From A Long Line of Love.

    I love my wife more than any thing I will ever love on Earth. I just strive and pray to be worthy of her. I don’t succeed at that much. So far that hasn’t bothered her. Even though my hiney grew big and my head grew bald, she still looks at me like I just walked on the school bus. God bless her and God bless the next ten years.