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Tue Jun 26, 2012, 03:24 AM

Because After 64 Years Together, Louis Halsey and John Spofford Morgan Finally Got Hitched.

(This story is a few months old, but I just saw it and thought it was very nice and I was needing something nice.)

When the Columbia Library closed each night at ten, it was the custom of John Spofford Morgan, who was studying for a master’s in international affairs, to hop on the subway and head downtown to the New Verdi on West 72nd. Back then, there were two kinds of bars for gay men, he says: pickup joints and old-friends joints. The New Verdi was the latter, but it turned into the former when at around 10:30 on May 17, 1947, Louis Halsey walked in. “Love at first sight,” says Lou now. “Was it?” John wonders. “For me it was slower.” In any case, Lou and John spent the night together, just as they have spent most nights in the 64 years ensuing. Last month, they got married.

John is 94, recovering from a broken hip but otherwise as hale and handsome as Lou, 88, says he always was. One snapshot shows the pair on a beach in Beirut in 1952. Lou looks like Tony Curtis, glossy and pompadoured. John looks like JFK except, as his mother used to complain when people compared their families, “we have chins.”

Both served in the Navy in World War II, but on different oceans, as in a way they were from different worlds on land. John, who still speaks in the accent of the turn-of-the-twentieth-­century elite, worked as an economist. Lou, of Hungarian-immigrant stock, cut hair for decades at the Westbury Hotel. He wears rings and bright colors; John emphatically doesn’t.

more: http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2011/gay-marriage/

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Rowdyboy Jun 2012 #1
Skittles Jun 2012 #2
peacefreak Jun 2012 #3
joeybee12 Jun 2012 #4
William769 Jun 2012 #5
Vanje Jun 2012 #6

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 03:34 AM

1. What an incrediblely beautiful story.....

They are what love is all about. I have a commitment from my guy-within the next 12 months we're gonna do it-in New York state (probably in Central Park). Before the fuckheads on the supreme court declare it illegal I want to be on the record as a married gay man.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 04:59 AM

2. lovely

K&R

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 07:21 AM

3. Those crazy kids. I hope it lasts..

Seriously, what a beautiful story. I wish my friends who are long term partners will have the opportunity to wed one day also. It's all about love.

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Response to peacefreak (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 07:56 AM

4. I know...they always jump int too quickly...

 

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 10:44 AM

5. That was great!

Thanks.

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Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:02 PM

6. Sweet

and, I could'nt help but notice from the article. John and Lou have been a very Handsome pair for 64 years.

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