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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
    More: Sappy, John, Jerry, Closeted, Coming out, veterans home, Sexual orientation, hardly wedding food, World War II  
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2018-02-09 08:25:53 AM  
29 votes:
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2018-02-09 09:16:00 AM  
21 votes:
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....
2018-02-09 08:53:29 AM  
15 votes:

MrBallou: I think the shocking part is the 28 year age difference. Old John is kind of a pedo, relatively speaking.


Half his age plus 7 is his limit. He's 100 so 100 / 50 + 7 = 57. His partner is 72. He's fine.
2018-02-09 08:42:50 AM  
11 votes:
I think the shocking part is the 28 year age difference. Old John is kind of a pedo, relatively speaking.
2018-02-09 09:02:40 AM  
8 votes:
 'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

What if I came for the free booze?
2018-02-09 09:13:26 AM  
6 votes:

johndalek: Hot dogs?


Isn't that a traditional gay wedding dish?
2018-02-09 09:28:00 AM  
4 votes:

OldJames: 'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

Do people just show up at random weddings to get a look at the bride? It should say "If you came to see the bride, you're at the wrong venue, and/or have the wrong date"


"Sorry, wrong church. I wanted to see the dead guy.
Mind if I visit the buffet before I go?"
2018-02-09 09:02:26 AM  
4 votes:
Both are veterans, having served in World War II

The GreatestGayest Generation?
2018-02-09 06:33:58 PM  
3 votes:
Hey Hitler! You got your ass handed to you by a couple of queers!
2018-02-09 12:27:07 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:42:11 AM  
3 votes:

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

physt: His partner is 72.

One of you guys DNRTFA.

/DNRTFA

I did; my comment was not intended for both but it was the first thing I thought of as I read that.

/also, i lack a suitable but similar joke for Vietnam-era folks
/if someone can, feel free


"I love the smell of hotdog-themed gay vet weddings in the morning."


"I love the smell of napalmgay palms in the morning"?
2018-02-09 09:14:27 AM  
3 votes:

johndalek: Hot dogs?


a "frank" display of their love.
snerk
2018-02-09 09:07:32 AM  
3 votes:
They fixed the cable?
2018-02-09 10:15:36 AM  
2 votes:

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2018-02-09 09:36:29 AM  
2 votes:
Little did they know that serving in WWII would be the second-bravest thing they ever did.

/hats off to you both, wish you well.
2018-02-09 09:21:55 AM  
2 votes:
"You know, Jerry, I'm old enough to be your dad!"

"I know, John.  I know.... I just hope your kids come to accept me, if not like a parent, then hopefully like that cool roomate, or cousin, they never knew they had..."
2018-02-09 09:14:21 AM  
2 votes:
Well at least the animals will be well looked after.

/Oh, not that kind of vet
2018-02-09 08:59:06 AM  
2 votes:
Foxhole gay?
2018-02-09 08:54:15 AM  
2 votes:
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2018-02-09 01:00:47 PM  
1 vote:
Thank you, subby. I had kind of a crappy morning and that helped a lot. Really.
2018-02-09 12:02:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:57:32 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:26:09 AM  
1 vote:

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.


I am quoting this because literally every word in it applies to me (age included).

I usually turn off StoryCorps IMMEDIATELY as soon a I hear the theme so I don't, in the words of Stephen Colbert "sob like a little child while driving to work in the morning" (or something along those lines).  Today they gave a warning that it was actually going to be sweet.
2018-02-09 11:05:44 AM  
1 vote:
I expected them to get deported. 

\still might happen, given this administration
2018-02-09 10:03:24 AM  
1 vote:

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

physt: His partner is 72.

One of you guys DNRTFA.

/DNRTFA

I did; my comment was not intended for both but it was the first thing I thought of as I read that.

/also, i lack a suitable but similar joke for Vietnam-era folks
/if someone can, feel free



"I love the smell of hotdog-themed gay vet weddings in the morning."
2018-02-09 09:36:38 AM  
1 vote:
Brokeback Foxhole?  (Clicks link)

Aww...nice for them
2018-02-09 09:24:04 AM  
1 vote:
'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

Do people just show up at random weddings to get a look at the bride? It should say "If you came to see the bride, you're at the wrong venue, and/or have the wrong date"
2018-02-09 09:11:47 AM  
1 vote:
Hot dogs?
2018-02-09 08:55:27 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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