October 13, 2021

Legal Decade.

10 years ago today, my husband I were legally married at Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York. The ceremony was attended by 75 of our family and friends. I still choke up when I think of the day, and I can’t believe we legally tied the knot 10 years ago.

25 years ago today, I got down on one knee on a mountain in The Adirondacks south of Inlet, New York and I proposed to Earl, in front of a group of spectators that happened to be hiking that day. We celebrated our commitment ceremony on December 26, 1996. It wouldn’t be until 2011 that New York State deemed us worthy of a legal marriage and we put the celebration together as quickly as possible.

It was wonderful.

Here’s a photo from our one year legal anniversary celebration back at Turning Stone Casino and Resort. We were seated at a table next to one of the Queer Eye guys from the original series. I don’t know what he does now.

I just know that I’m still blissfully in love and quite happy to be gay, because we get to celebrate lots of anniversaries.