HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, RIGSBY! 40 years!

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    Nov 01, 2009 12:54 PM GMT

    Today is November 1st and the 40th anniverary of rigsby and his partner.


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    CONGRATS, GUYS!!


    -Doug and Bill of meninlove
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    Nov 01, 2009 1:14 PM GMT
    Wow.. thats pretty amazing indeed.

    I hope they have a great day, best wishes for a fantastic anniversary!
    and 40 more!!!

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    Nov 01, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    Happy Anniversary and Congratulaitons on 40 amazing years! All the best for many, many more!!!
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    Wow! Congratulations!!!
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Congratulations, guys! Here's to 40+ more...icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    I should have looked before I started my thread "can I plan a special anniversary celebration or what!" which I've now deleted. My post read as follows:

    As many of you may remember, today is our 40th Anniversary. I always try to plan something special to celebrate the big ones...surprise party at the Savoy Hotel in London for 25th; a cruise around the toe of Italy for the 30th...and this time, I had planned a week long cruise out of Fort Lauderdale and included our "family"...four other couples to join us. I've planned a lot of special events during the cruise. The cruise sailed yesterday...everyone's been excited; other friends had a Bon Voyage Party for all of us on Friday. Well, just as my partner and I left for the party, it dawned on us that we had forgotten to retrieve our passports from the Safe Deposit Box at the bank! That's right!! We are not on our anniversary cruise, but all of our friends are! The best we're going to be able to do is to fly to San Juan and join the ship three days into the cruise! Now, how's that for an anniversary to remember!!!???!!!

    Thanks for the good wishes!!
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    Sorry about your misfortune but that is a great story!

    So, IS the mind the first thing to go? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    Wow rigsby !!! you men have staying power !!! do us all a favor sometime and give us some pointers about long lasting relationships. You'd honor us by doing so !!! congrats to you both !!! Dennis
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    rigsby said, "We are not on our anniversary cruise, but all of our friends are!"


    Good gorsh that's horrible but also very very funny! Oh well, the best laid plans...

    For now, though, you're on the Good Ship RJ, so we'll toast you two and say - "All The Best, guys!"


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    OH, and here...join us!

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    Nov 01, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    Congrats!!!! That is awesome!!!!
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:28 PM GMT



    Here, we have more - grab a glass everyone.


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    Nov 01, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
    McGay: I always heard that the mind was the second thing to go...but I forget the first!
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    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. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:10 PM GMT


    icon_lol.gifRed Vespa!icon_lol.gif

    "....meninlove....living somewhere above the Arctic Circle, or up in the Canadian Rockies, or wherever they call home."


    ...now we've really got to go... *crawls out of igloo to feed pet polar bears* .


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    Nov 01, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    Congratulations!
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
    Happy Anniversary, and congratulations on such a long-lasting relationship.
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
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    "....meninlove....living somewhere above the Arctic Circle, or up in the Canadian Rockies, or wherever they call home."

    ...now we've really got to go... *crawls out of igloo to feed pet polar bears*

    Ah, you guys! You take my silliness very well. Naturally I know exactly where you live, likely rode not far from you on my motorcycle back in the late 1990s, up from the Seattle area.

    But I wasn't being silly when I referenced your own relationship, along with Rigsby's, as being examples for young gays to follow. Whether down here in South Florida like them, going out for Caribbean pleasure cruises, or up there like you, in kayaks hunting seals for blubber, the essential message is the longevity of gay relationships, wherever you are. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    that amazing icon_smile.gif congrats and i wish y'all great happyness
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    Well let's vote Rigsby, with his partner, as men of the day! I just did!
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    Vespa:

    Yes, we did go on a cruise during the summer, but that was just a treat for my partner and me. Today's the actual anniversary, and I wanted "family" around; unfortunately, I unintentionally sent them away!
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    Nov 01, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    rigsby saidVespa:

    Yes, we did go on a cruise during the summer, but that was just a treat for my partner and me. Today's the actual anniversary, and I wanted "family" around; unfortunately, I unintentionally sent them away!

    This is the stuff of sitcoms. With a tinge of tragedy, of course. Well, take it in stride, and in good grace, as I know you will. My own partner C, whom you've both met, is still in a hospital critical care unit, so things could be worse.

    I think the essential thing, when all is said & done, is that we each have a loving partner, and you guys remain an inspiration to younger generations of gay men. Whether aboard a cruise ship or back at home, you guys have each other, now at 40 years, and I can't think of anything better than that. Our profound admiration and love.
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    Nov 01, 2009 5:49 PM GMT

    OMG rigsby ROFL...

    "Today's the actual anniversary, and I wanted "family" around; unfortunately, I unintentionally sent them away!"


    AND by the way *sticks tongues out* we voted for you - MOTD!