Marriage – 73 Years of Wisdom

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Marriage - 73 Years of WisdomBarbara “Cutie” Cooper knows a little something about marriage – as well she should after being married for 73 years! With the help of her granddaughters,  she tells her story in Fall in Love for Life – Inspiration from a 73-Year Marriage. And what a fun story it is!

Full of humor, wisdom, tips for practical living and (what was at one time) common Marriage - 73 Years of Wisdomsense, this book makes a great gift for weddings, anniversaries, and sweetheart holidays.

Each chapter ends with a section called “Cutie’s Counsel” – succinct, and surprisingly timeless advice, that can be appreciated by everyone from somebody just starting to date to long-time married couples. If you like hanging out with someone who ‘calls it like they see it,’ grab a cup of coffee and spend an afternoon with Cutie Cooper.

Here’s a few of her nuggets of wisdom:


On Dating:

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On Marriage:

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On Making it Work:

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Check out Friday’s Five for more Nuggets of Wisdom!

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  • This sounds like a fun read and the ones you listed are genuine gold nuggets, Shel! I particularly ‘warmed’ to the idea of a pot of sense of humor! This is helpful in all relationships, married or not! Smiles, Robin

    • Shel Harrington

      It really is a fun read, Robin – common sense + a talent for turning a memorable phrase!

  • Kay

    Love this Shel! Sounds like a delightful read that would be great for newlyweds or “oldieweds” like me (ha)!

    • Shel Harrington

      You would love it, Kay! It’s written with an attitude we can both relate to!

  • Wow, it sounds fabulous. What a great project, too, for her family.

    • Shel Harrington

      Spoken like somebody who knows what it’s like to collaborate with a family member, Luanne!

  • Thanks for sharing this, Shel. It looks like a fun and cute read! Seventy-three years, that’s awesome!

    • Shel Harrington

      Can you imagine?? I’ve only got 36 to go – which makes me half-way there!

  • sounds delightful from someone that should know…

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