Aug 28, 2016 3:56 PM GMT
NYT: Cooper Boone is a study in contrasts. He has square-danced for nuns and saw fit to croon the theme song for Powdermilk Biscuits from “A Prairie Home Companion” at his father’s funeral in Minnesota.
Dr. Boone, now 52, also holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate in clinical psychology. He’s had a psychology practice in Manhattan, where he had an apartment. And he’s traveled the United States performing and producing country songs.
But as for socializing, Dr. Boone, who had been known to prefer the solitude offered by his 1866 farmhouse on the upper part of the Delaware River, said, “I was successful with work,” but struggled in his personal life, which was marked by a difficult childhood in a Midwestern town in which he said he never quite fit in. “I preferred to surround myself with Great Danes.”
Nevertheless, his friend Lynne O’Neill tried to introduce him to Mark Veeder, a successful event producer who had a loft in SoHo and a weekend home upstate, in Forestburgh, N.Y. But Dr. Boone demurred.
Wedded on June 25, 2016; amid the woods and gardens of the couple’s seven-acre farm in Forestburgh, N.Y.