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Boyfriends, girlfriends, beaux, lovers, partners, wives, husbands.

(69 Posts)
NanKate Tue 30-Jun-15 17:43:03

What were their jobs, professions?

E.G. From 16 to me now at 68

Same farmer
Right bastard hmm
Town Planner (for 43 years so far)

etheltbags1 Tue 30-Jun-15 18:28:02

ive not had anyone long enough to comment but this thread will be fun to read.

Anne58 Tue 30-Jun-15 18:29:02

Oh heavens, I definitely couldn't compile a list with any accuracy! blush

Ana Tue 30-Jun-15 18:29:20

ethel, don't you remember what your husband did? grin

etheltbags1 Tue 30-Jun-15 18:40:26

ana my husband was as follows:
apprentice engineer
died just after qualifying.

So I cant do a long list of his achievements but I do know he was very well liked, was a member of several lifesaving organisations. He was the best.

etheltbags1 Tue 30-Jun-15 18:42:20

btw I had a partner in later life but only one word describes him: waster.

Ana Tue 30-Jun-15 18:43:18

You must miss him ethel flowers

Ana Tue 30-Jun-15 18:43:40

(husband, not waster!)

etheltbags1 Tue 30-Jun-15 18:48:34

actually I miss them both, the waster was a looker and a charmer but he liked to share his charm with everyone he met. Husband was caring and thoughtful but after 20 years time does move on. Got lots of photos though and DGD has seen then and asks about her granddad.

Ana Tue 30-Jun-15 19:01:04

That's lovely - my DGDs think that their granddad must be driving a steam train in the sky because steam engines were his passion, although he was an electrical engineer by trade! grin

hildajenniJ Tue 30-Jun-15 19:12:08

Husband as follows:
Schoolboy (posh, private sort of prep school)
Left school at 14 and went into;
Family Business. (grocery store)
Business collapsed when big supermarkets arrived.
Joined Co-operstive stores.
Still there, retires next year and he can't wait!

NanKate Tue 30-Jun-15 19:26:38

This is shaping up well, but I meant each boyfriend/girlfriend etc. not the same person.

Ana Tue 30-Jun-15 19:36:20

You can't always dictate or predict how threads will turn out! grin

TinyTwo Tue 30-Jun-15 19:54:16

Musician/layabout/ (prob also love of my life - my priorities, eh?!)

Without wanting to derail thread, this got me thinking to the 'quality' of love at different stages of life. It's so intense early on - is that why so often people talk of their early loves as being love of their lives? It was the one thing you had time and energy to focus on (before careers/families/responsibilities came along).

merlotgran Tue 30-Jun-15 20:10:58

Police cadet (till he became a proper PC and booked my dad for forgetting his car tax!)
Wanabee Estate Agent (Mummy's boy. Waste of space)
Farm Manager

47 yrs now.....Yikes!!

NanKate Tue 30-Jun-15 20:33:08

You are dead right Tinytwo about the initial intensity of young love. I don't know what started me off on this thread, memories of my youth just came flooding back.

Fair point Ana it is up to each person on this thread to interpret it their own way.

numberplease Tue 30-Jun-15 21:02:51

Apprentice toolmaker, then qualified toolmaker for many years, then all round engineer, till retirement.

mcem Tue 30-Jun-15 21:05:01

Trainee fireman
Civil servant
Management trainee
University lecturer
That accounts for all the men in my life including one husband for 25 years!

Lona Tue 30-Jun-15 21:12:34

Bank clerk.
Police officer/ private investigator/bas**rd
Financial advisor/Liar
Car mechanic/paint sprayer/drinker

ninathenana Tue 30-Jun-15 21:14:13

First love : School boy, butchers boy. Last saw him when he was 17. grin
Second love : School boy, farmer, apprentice cabinet maker, piano maker, packing case maker, paper factory worker, retired, part time gardener.

Envious Tue 30-Jun-15 21:45:17

School boy
College graduate
newspaper sports reporter
Newspaper copy editor
crime novel writer
Screenplay writer

bramblelover Tue 30-Jun-15 21:57:21

First love teenage neighbour aged 16 who had the most beautiful golden retriever
Second love my civil servant boss. I was 18 and he was 31
Third an last love another civil servant and still very romantic husband of 48 years

Granny23 Tue 30-Jun-15 22:04:14

1st Love - wood cutting machinist
Geography teacher
Mining Engineer
Customs Officer
Carpenter/Joiner/Musician - 51 years so far - think this one will last.

Marmight Tue 30-Jun-15 22:39:05

1st Love : Student, TV cameraman, TV producer (we are still in touch after 46 years!)


Last Love: architect 38 years until he died

Marelli Tue 30-Jun-15 22:50:52

Civil servant
Lab chemist
Wireless operator (hush-hush)
Lab chemist (same one)
HGV lorry driver - #retired/getting on a, (but still soldiering on)!