Well, on the bright side, your wife of 45 years didn’t blame you for that! And both you two and the Atwater’s are still hanging in there!45 years and 6 days ago I got married in Missoula, MT. My best friends in TX were expected to show up, play music and help party. Unfortunately, Atwater's Prairie Chickens decided to mate early—and all my friends, biologists all, had to stay home and work. My wife has never forgiven those damn chickens.