rigsby said...We are not on our anniversary cruise, but all of our friends are!
But didn't you 2 have another cruise some months back, that also helped to mark your anniversary, the photos in your profile? This foul-up's a classic story, though, one for the books.
I'll also remind others here that my partner & I have met Rigsby and his husband, at their lovely home here in South Florida. Being together 40 years might suggest to some of the younger RJ members that they must be quiet ancient -- not at all! To look at them you'd never guess they'd been together a day over 38 years.
[SLAP][SLAP] Bad Vespa! Bad, bad!
OK, I can't ever be serious, especially when I'm feeling happy. And I feel very happy for these super guys. And all joking aside, meeting them you'd never guess the remarkable length of their relationship, not appearing ancient at all, though the depth of their commitment is immediately apparent.
This is the couple you'd want to use as "demonstrators" at a lecture to young gay men, to assure them that gay love that begins in the early 20s can be lasting, capable of being as permanent & successful as anything the straight world has. Plus frankly, most of our friends in South Florida are gay couples who've been together nearly 20 years or more, too. While commendable & enviable, it's not quite the impossibility that many young gays fear, and more common than you may realize.
And online here we have meninlove for inspiration, not to mention wisdom & guidance, living somewhere above the Arctic Circle, or up in the Canadian Rockies, or wherever they call home. Though I think Rigsby and his partner come close to holding the prize for longevity, of all the gay men we personally know at the moment.
Rigsby -- our salute to you both.