Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Thirty-five years ago this handsome young man came up to me at the University of Colorado Gay/Lesbian Alliance Spring Dance and asked if I would dance with him. The tune was “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors. He said his name was Allen. Later, after a bit of a Marx Brothers routine in meeting for coffee at Perkins, we sat and talked, and the next night he came over to my house. He brought me flowers. We were together for the next fifteen years.

Top 40 songs talk about wanting to know what love is. Well, I did after that first date, and I still do, even though we separated amicably in 1999. We shared so many good times and got through a lot of bad ones, and when he died last June 8 it was a loss from which I still feel aftershocks. But I will always be glad that he came into my life, and April 22 will always be our anniversary. And I will always call you sweetheart.

2 barks and woofs on “Happy Anniversary

  1. I feel so much sadness for you. I too lost the love of my life Feb. 20th, this year. I shed a few tears in private, and can barely talk at all about his parting. There’s just me and Russ’s dog Izzy here, and the house is so empty without him.

    • Michael, my heart goes out to you and Izzy. I wish I’d known, but I know how some things just can’t be shared. Peace.

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