Inside the Mind of Isadora

Pondering from Mabel – Recalling Love and Marriage


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I’m just about worn out from all the celebratin’ we had going on here at my assisted living home for the holidays. The dining hall was lit up real pretty and everyone was in a festive mood.

My daughter, Tessa, wanted to celebrate New Year’s with me but I wouldn’t have it. She was here for Christmas and that was good enough. Besides, I didn’t want her and her husband, Orville, on the road on a dangerous night like that. She’s so sweet though, bless her heart.

On New Year’s eve, there were fireworks at dusk over the fountain in the man-made lake. Of course, no one would have made it to midnight.

There was a bit of fireworks over at Melba’s place right after. It looks like Willie was a bit disoriented and wound up at Melba’s place. What made it hilarious was that Willie wouldn’t get out of her bed and kept saying, “Come to bed, Honey.” At 91 years young, I think Willie was confused about how well his willie was going to do. Everyone had a good laugh about it and Melba’s dignity was restored the next day.

When all that happened, I recalled an article I had read when I was younger about Love and Marriage.

Here’s what I remember from it ….

Love & Marriage
Love is holding hands in the street.

Marriage is holding arguments in the street.

Love is dinner for 2 in your favorite restaurant

Marriage is a take home box.

Love is cuddling on a sofa.

Marriage is one of them sleeping on a sofa.

Love is talking about having children.

Marriage is talking about how to get away from children.

Love is going to bed early.

Marriage is going to sleep early.

Love is a romantic drive.

Marriage is never making it into the car for a drive.

Love is losing your appetite.

Marriage is losing your figure.

Love is sweet nothings’ in the ear.

Marriage is sweet nothing in the bank.

Love is never watching TV.

Marriage is a fight for the remote control.

Love is 1 drink and 2 straws.

Marriage is “Don’t you think you’ve had enough!”.


”Love is blind, Marriage is an eye opener!!!”

Hope your year 2015 is a good one ….
Live Life
Hugs, Mabel

   ***** Mabel is a character I’ve developed for the purpose of writing about life with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor from a seniors citizens point of view.          

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

24 thoughts on “Pondering from Mabel – Recalling Love and Marriage

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  3. I guess I must be in love, not marriage! 🙂


  4. So true! Well said, Isadora!


  5. Love is blind has got to be the understatement of the century. As for marriage — wouldn’t it be nice to find Mr./Ms. Right (as the case may be) early in life? Personally, I wouldn’t know, but at least the X and I maintained civility through raising our children. I guess that could be considered compromise?

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    • YUP … when it comes to the young ones civility is real important. Fred and I were married 59 years before he passed. He was a good one. Hope you find a good one real soon. Mabel. 😊

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      • I am so happy you had 59 years together, Izzy. I imagine it is hard to lose someone after all of that time. Thus, I offer you my condolences along with my congratulations.


        • Oh my …. You sweet lol orples. Mabel is a character I have developed from my experiences with the elderly. She is a combination of several women I had as close friends. 😳
          My hubby is very much alive.
          He’s pictured in blur on my post Magic Ice. We will be celebrating our 50 anniversary in August. Yes …. Long relationships require flexibility and comprise. 😉
          Hugs to you sweet lil orples. 😘😘😘😘😘


  6. Happy New Year, Mabel … and we can all learn from your experience. I imagine fireworks at dusk confused the neighborhood. Now that’s quite a tale about Willie and willie.

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  7. I love your final round “Love is Blind ” Izy….. that`s why I`m wearing eyeglass now …Lol 🙂


  8. Happy new year Mabel (and Isadora) – may your sense of humour never dim


  9. Oh, Mabel, have a wonderful year ahead!!!! 🙂


  10. So funny and mostly so true!


  11. Very interesting and lots of truth 😉 Thank you for sharing. Helen


    • Well, I try my best to bring my lil old self to this blog world. I’m not sure what I’m doin’ but Isadora lets me play here and that’s real nice. Bless her heart !!! 😄
      I’m real pleased you like what I have to say even if it is a bit naughty sometimes. Happy New Year Helen !!!! 🎉

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