So Happy Together

        Remember that old song, “So Happy Together?”  I’ve often wondered why some marriages endure forever and others don’t make it.  Now I have figured it out.

        There was a blip on the morning news yesterday that claimed the best chance of success was when an average looking man married a beautiful woman. 

        So that’s what it was.  And all these years I thought it was playing that music for her.

Dr. B

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13 Comments on “So Happy Together”

  1. mrschili Says:

    Thanks, Doc. Now I’ll have THAT song in my head all day. I wonder if I can let it fall out of the hole if I hang upside down long enough…..

    A happy marriage has nothing to do with looks, and you know it. A happy marriage has everything to do with friendship and mutual respect and wanting to put the other person first in (almost) everything, but you didn’t need me to tell you that….

  2. drtombibey Says:

    Now all day poor mrchili is gonna hear “I can’t see me loving nobody but you.”

    Dr. B

  3. pandemonic Says:

    That’s funny. Thanks for the smile.

    In my case, I’ve always thought my husband was the stunning specimen and I was pretty ho-hum. But I will admit that right after he told me he played the piano and wrote songs was when the deal was sealed. Music has proved to be more important to me than looks or money.

    Although looks and money are surely the icing on the cake! 🙂

  4. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Pande,

    I am encouraged. It musta been the music, ’cause when we started out we lived in a trailer. We had an old couch held off the floor by three legs and a brick.

    So, it couldn’t have been the money, and it wasn’t the looks. (mine anyway) It had to be the music! I knew music was good for me.

    Dr. B

  5. Ted Lehmann Says:

    Our (note OUR not MY) observation has always been, “There’s somebody for everybody.” I won’t even venture a guess at which one of us had to figure out who was made for whom. But, what with one thing and another, it’s been going on for nearly 45 years, and I’m pretty sure we’ll still be together tomorrow. Who knows about the next day. – Ted

  6. drtombibey Says:


    I am the kind of fellow who will only bet on a sure thing. If I was to run into you tomorrow, and the next day too, for that matter, my money says Irene and the English Professor would be together. (And I’ll bet me and Ms. Marfar will be too.)

    Dr. B

  7. sshay Says:

    I always thought it was pure stubbornness.

  8. president of Neuse River fan club in Mississippi Says:

    Well, Doc I told you I would finally get back in the loop. I am about like Ted, someone for everyone. I stated (not told) to my wife that she better not fall in love with me because I figured that this was about the only chance that I had, not her, she has all the looks and I have the sense to know that I am blessed. We have a running joke among our friends about the I told part. We were going on a trip with several friends and she was running behind and I was trying to ask her what I could do to help. Tension arose and she got on me a little bit but I did not get a chance to ask my loving question. So now when I tell my friends I told her something, I do it with my left hand in a finger pointing position but I curl my pointer finger up like she has bit it off. The preacher even knows the signal and he gets a big hoot every time. It does not take much to have a good laugh and maybe that is another secret to a good marriage. I suppose if I had to add one thing is that I really try to not argue over the little things, just not worth it.

    Smitty’s band performed at a regional opry house the other day . The performance was kinda a first for us. The people in the town had converted the Presbyterian church into one fine singing house. You went in behind the stage to a sunday school room(guest band warm up area) and had a chance to practice, The next thing that surprised us is that they had constucted a curtain across the front, pulled it and you went out a door close to the pulpit and they opened the curtain and you were ready to roll. We felt like we were sombody. We have already been invited back, no one left after we got started with our 9:00 p.m. showtime. I told the crowd we did not have a DVD or a CD but our 401 k retirement plan we were offering was John 3:16. In the buckle of the bible belt that will almost preach.

    To all the people in the northern climate, warmth is approaching. The azaealas are just about ready to pop down here. Mom and Dad have a beautiful flowering crab tree that is a pink/fuschia color that is just unreal to see. The picture of the tree is worthy of placement on the town’s picture list. No they are not standing by it like they are taking an Easter picture.

    Doc, always good to hear from you. Take care, see you in the fall, let me know later if you have a date, we are doing a Hee Haw thing at church in September.

  9. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Susan,

    Marfar and I have often said one reason we made it was we were too stubborn to give up on each other.

    Also, I think part of it is how hard it would be to ever find another bass player as good as her. The two children didn’t hurt either.

    Dr. B

  10. drtombibey Says:


    So good to hear from you. You are like me- we have all sorts of signals and codes.

    Glad the band is doing well. I look forward to hearing you guys. Contact me on my e-mail and lets talk about a time to get together sure enough.

    Dr. B

  11. kevin nguyen Says:

    May I recieve a music called “So Happy Together”

  12. kevin nguyen Says:

    my email is
    i really want those music sheets to play at my cousin’s graduation party

  13. drtombibey Says:


    I play everything by ear, so I don’t have the music for it. If I did I would sure send it.

    You can probably google it and get it on the Net. I remember it by a group called the Turtles.

    Dr. B

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