Dear Ann Landers, Emil and I have been married forty-five years. He is seventy-two and I am sixty-five. Emil has a lot of pep for a man his age, and everyone remarks on it. He is a good dancer and keeps up with all the latest steps. At parties he is a regular cutup, plays the harmonica, and does the soft- shoe. He likes to love me up in front of company, which everyone thinks is very sweet. But Emil doesn't stop there. When we are alone he still acts like a young colt, even though I've told him such foolishness is not proper for people our age. We have fourteen grandchildren, Ann. Don't you think it's time Grampa stopped acting like a movie Romeo? When I told him I wanted to write for your ideas, he said, "Go ahead and write. Ann Landers may give you the surprise of your life." I think he is wrong and that you will side with me. How about it?--Mrs. D
Dear Mrs. D, It is neither improper nor foolish. Why put a time limit on anything so precious as love and affection? If Emil is still making passes after forty-five years you should be bragging--not complaining.
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SOMEONE likes attention.... 🙄
After 45 years of marriage, she ought to be thankful that he still finds her desirable.
There are plenty of women out there who will respond to his overtures if she won't.
Perhaps she hadn't thought of that!
Wow--she should be counting her lucky stars that she is married to a man who refuses to play the role of being old. His energy and affection should be cherished.
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