Paul's Blog: June 2011

A place to learn about Lexington Kentucky and to discover "the New World of Real Estate in Central Kentucky. Paul is passionate building strong, life long relationships. His goal is to make his clients so pleased with his help they will want to introduce him to others they care about. Paul works By Referral Only. This is a safe place to question, discuss and share life authentically.

Forty years with the same women. Crazy? Yes!

Forty years ago at the age of 21 years and 3 days old I married my first and only serious girlfriend.  Kathy was only 19 and willing to marry a poor Idaho boy who was in the Army during Viet Nam.

We stuffed our meager belongings into our diminuative Datsun pickup and coaxed it all the way to Fort Riley Kansas from North Idaho.

Our marriage survived not only living the army life but also me teaching Kathy to drive that straight stick Datsun. 

On one occasion while jerking our way up a hill in Manhattan Kansas a police officer stopped us.  Driving 25 miles an hour below the limit and having no cars following us I was perplexed about why we were stopped. 

We soon discovered that a woman and man driving a truck fitting the same description of our truck had escaped from a Kansas mental institution.  I have always wondered if that was really the truth or if it was a not so subtle way the officer was commenting on our driving.

Kathy tempered her quick wit and the officer let up proceed after checking our identification.  We had a good laugh and continued our driving lesson.

Forty year later I look back at that event and countless others with a certain delight.  You see I am married to a woman that makes life fun to live.  Her most intriguing quality may be the genuine delight she expresses over common pleasures.  Kathy has never lost that child like excitement that exudes in the lives of the very young.

The pleasure Kathy brings me just watching her with our grandchildren is priceless.  Wearing an apron on her back and playing super Grammie, planning very simple Friday adventures and just letting Caroline play with water while Sam "fights fires" brings countless smiles.

The forty years of marriage have not been always easy or without grief.  What they have always been though is unwavering.  I have known since the first day that Kathy was totally committed to me and I have worked at being totally committed to her.

I want to thank God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for never letting us go and always being there to encourage and lift us up.  I want to thank my dad for teaching me how to love and care for a woman.  I want to thank the men and woman that have prayed for us, walked with us through the easy and the difficult times of our lives, and I want to thank our children for honoring us and letting us be an important part of their lives.

Yes - I am crazy about that women!


Paul
 

YouTube Icon LinkFacebook Link to Paul's Account

Rector Hayden Reators LogoThe Jubilee Team Logo

Click Here to Search for Homes at LBAR.com

 

 

Paul Campbell

The Jubilee Team of Rector Hayden Realtors

Lexington's Green Thumb Realtor

The Jubilee Team,  Paul Campbell and Dorothy LaBar

Paul's Contact Info:  859.684.5890   pcampbell@rhr.com

Dorothy's Contact Info:  859.608.0724  dorothy@rhr.com

A Google Map Showing Where the Jubilee Team Helps Sellers and Buyers.

A map of Central Kentucky Showing Where The Jubilee Team Helps Sellers and Buyers

Comment balloon 2 commentsPaul Campbell Realtor Lexington • June 18 2011 08:53PM
Forty years with the same women. Crazy? Yes!
share
Forty years ago at the age of 21 years and 3 days old I married my first and only serious girlfriend. Kathy was only 19 and willing to marry a poor Idaho boy who was in the Army during Viet Nam. We stuffed our meager belongings into our diminuative… more