Meet my Husband

In my post ‘spearfruit’, I wrote the following –

In 5 days, I will be publishing a post to introduce my husband to you.  The name spearfruit was created by me and relates to him.  I have a pet name for him, no it is not spearfruit; but spearfruit is the name that came from his pet name.

Here are some hints – see if in the next 5 days you can figure it out:

Breakdown my blog name into 2 words

Find the meaning or history or definition of 1 of those words

For the other word, find the surname that is associated to it

Once you have figured this out, you have found the pet name for my husband.  If you are unable to figure it out – that’s okay, I will reveal it to you in 5 days.

Good luck my friends!

In today’s post, I write the following –

In my ‘to expose me’ series, I slowly identified myself to you.  There were the hands, the feet, the wrinkles, the hair, the body, the location, the voice and yesterday I exposed all of me.

Today I want you to meet my husband.

Were you able to figure out his pet name or maybe his first name?  My husband’s name is Gary and I call him garyberry!

behindthename.com has the following meaning and history about the name Gary

From an English surname which was derived from a Norman given name, which was itself originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ger meaning “spear”.

Wikipedia.org has the following definition about the word Berry

In everyday language, a berry is a small, pulpy and often edible fruit.

So you see, my blog is named after my husband; Gary – garyberry – spearfruit.

Besides being a wonderful, patient and kind man – he puts up with me – no one else would.

Here are some interesting facts about Gary –

Born in Salem Mass – known as the site of the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.

Lived down the street from ‘The House of the Seven Gables’, which is associated with Nathaniel Hawthorne and his famous novel by the same name: published in 1851.

High School Valedictorian

Syracuse University – New York: Bachelors of Science – Major: Pharmacy

Northwestern University – Boston Massachusetts: Masters of Science – Major: Business Administration

5 years in ROTC

Army Years:

Pharmacy Officer, Flight Platoon Leader, Black Hawk Helicopter pilot for Medical Air Ambulance where he provided MEDEVAC support during President Reagan’s visit to the Republic of South Korea and in 1989 commanded the 214th Medical Detachment for “Operation Just Cause” – the invasion of Panama; that deposed leader Manual Noriega as dictator of The Republic of Panama.

He also served as Assistant Airfield Commander, Program/Budget Analyst to the Army Surgeon General, with other positions including Hospital Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Healthcare Policy Analyst.

In his long army career he was stationed in Germany, South Korea & Panama and traveled extensively throughout the world, having visited 75 countries.

He retired as a Lt. Colonel after 22 years in the army.

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Image Provided By: spearfruit.com

This is my husband Gary, or to me garyberry.

64 thoughts on “Meet my Husband

  1. Terry–he’s so handsome–and he went to ‘Cuse! An Orangeman! Oh–another fruit reference!!!!! Orange! Berry! This was killing me. I thought the Spear had something to do with Spearmint gum! This is so much fun! Gary has a very kind face–and a beautiful smile! You make a great, great couple! XOXOXOXO!!!

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  2. Strike all my previous comments. Ask Gary if he would like to experiment with woman, Tell him that my great uncle Earl was a pharmacist in the marines and fought in the battle of Managua, way back when. I have a thing about pilots…sigh.
    Gosh, you are both so handsome and make a lovely couple. Mwah to both of you.
    PS How the heck where we supposed to figure out that ridiculously hard riddle about Gary’s pet name??? 🙂

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  3. What a special person dear Terry! He sounds like an amazing human being! Please give him my warm regards! I am sure you make a striking couple for sure! Beautiful to know so much about you now!! You are a wonderful and special person Spear!

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  4. Wow Terry, what a good looking man, your husband is 🙂 . Well lets face it, a good looking man, as yourself, would not be attracted to any less. You both make a beautiful couple. I am so happy for you. It really is so nice now to put a face to a name. 🙂 xxx

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  5. I’m sorry that I didn’t follow you sooner Terry. I really like how all of this came together. Please say hi to Gary for me and thank him for his service. When my son was in the armed forces it was always heartwarming when random people would come up to him to thank him for serving our country.

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  6. Gary – feel the love! What a gorgeous and accomplished man and amongst all those facts are things about the little corner I live in so I feel faintly connected in the land of entirely confuseling that I am adopting for a while. Love is all we need. Love to you both.

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  7. It was great to read about how you came up with your blog name and also to find out a bit about Gary. What an amazing career he has had…..Black Hawk helicopter pilot is just awesome and having been able to go to so many countries. You must be really proud of him ( and he must be proud of himself too) and all his achievements. Very handsome man too!

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