I have been married nearly 44 years, and I have a real keeper! Over the years, she has: Encouraged me to buy a boat, and spent every available day on board with me, cruising and fishing. When I got in to amateur radio, she got her license, too and doesn't mind the towers in the yard. Encouraged me to get in to model railroading, builds scenery and thinks it is the greatest thing in the world for the grandkids. In addition, I followed my father's advice: "Son, if you can't marry a rich woman, marry one that can work!" The biggest problem I have with her and model railroading is when we go to shows or hobby shops - I have to be sure she doesn't load me down with too many new projects!