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(NPR)   A tender love story of two vets who met 25 years ago, fell in love, and got married in the veterans home. If you're reading this on Fark, you know there's a twist   ( npr.org) divider line
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2018-02-09 11:57:32 AM  
Stories like this are moving and also wonderful for boosting support for equal marriage, as they emphasise that it's all about love. Take that, fundies.
 
2018-02-09 12:02:28 PM  

MarkMartinFan: Nice story. Our neighbors in bay area had been together 55+ years, as Bob said, they were the only to gays in Montana so they were destined to meet in the navy 1941.
CSB:
MIL is/was  a religious bigot, during her visit to see us she did not want to go to the city. "'cause you know gays spit in your food to give you aids" Well she started taking through the fence. In she comes, "you have the nicest neighbor, I wish I had a nice neighbor like him, you are so lucky to have a nice man living next door" and my wife dug her nails into my hand with a whisper of "don't say a word".
In 2015 we visited her in the home, when my wife was out of the room, I asked her if she remembered Bob and Frank, she said "Yes" - well mom they were gay. She died later that afternoon....


Dang, you should've told her sooner! ;-)
 
2018-02-09 12:27:07 PM  

orbister: Stories like this are moving and also wonderful for boosting support for equal marriage, as they emphasise that it's all about love. Take that, fundies.


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2018-02-09 12:39:42 PM  

feralbaby: johndalek: Hot dogs?

a "frank" display of their love.
snerk


phrasing...

Momzilla59: johndalek: Hot dogs?

Isn't that a traditional gay wedding dish?


same thought here, and it took away from my own enjoyment of an otherwise nice story. stupid dirty mind.
 
2018-02-09 01:00:47 PM  
Thank you, subby. I had kind of a crappy morning and that helped a lot. Really.
 
2018-02-09 01:34:03 PM  

Phlogiston Verdigris: I heard this story on my way into work this morning. Pretty much one of those "made my day" kind of stories. I know this 46 year old, straight, white dude had tears rolling down his cheek.


Same.
 
2018-02-09 02:21:00 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Both are veterans, having served in World War II

The GreatestGayest Generation?


72 - (2018-1942) = -4

Oh, wait, it's a mixed marriage.  One is a veteran of WWII, the other of Vietnam.
 
2018-02-09 02:56:28 PM  
When Mass legalized same sex marriage, seeing the older couples who had been together for decades was always the coolest thing to see. Folks who had resigned themselves to never being able to have the legal standing, but were together for so long that it was obviously forever for them.

Good on 'em.
 
2018-02-09 04:09:55 PM  
hoping for carpet munchers, leaving unsatisfied
 
2018-02-09 06:33:58 PM  
Hey Hitler! You got your ass handed to you by a couple of queers!
 
2018-02-09 07:14:44 PM  

Momzilla59: johndalek: Hot dogs?

Isn't that a traditional gay wedding dish?


We served sushi at mine.
 
2018-02-10 03:01:54 AM  

interstellar_tedium: Well that is a sweet story.  I have actually met morons who say there have only been gay people since the 60's sexual revolution...like I said morons.


"People are farking idiots!"
~ Oscar Wilde
 
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