Congrats on 53 years of wedded bliss!!!
I always tell people we've been married 70 some years, or so it seems. But really We've beeen married 15 now. The first couple of years were ruff intil I learn the fine art of selective hearing.
Huh, what? hummm? yeap, sure. ok, sounds good, and just a plain old knod are part of my marrage survival plan. If you say those 7 or 8 words with the correct timing you can still watch any show, read a paper or book, drink beer and be part of every conversation without ever really paying attention to any of it.
Isn't life grand!