Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Fritz and Will: Ninth Anniversary
May 23, 2004: On their seventh anniversary, Fritz and Will are legally married by a Justice of the Peace in Brookline, Massachusetts. As Zaftig's, the big Jewish deli restaurant in the area, was jammed with a one hour waiting line, they and their witnesses have a wedding brunch at a local sports bar.
May 23, 2006: Our ninth anniversary. We spent yesterday evening speaking with a group of guys at the invitation of Seacoast Gay Men in Portsmouth, NH. We gave a little history of our relationship, why we married, the political situation around gay marriage in Massachusetts and our perception of the various opinions of same-sex marriage from within various gay communities in this country. We then opened everything up to a lively and enjoyable group discussion.
We had a very good time. Fritz got to reconnect with some old friends, and I got to meet some new ones. Lots of good-bye hugs and kisses when it was over (I really love the huggy-kissy stuff).
Tonight we'll go to one of our favorite restaurants, Saunders on Rye Harbor where there are good wines and excellent seafood, with lovely views of a little sheltered harbor and its outlet to the Atlantic. Nine really beautiful years together, and a great adventure is just beginning as we plan a new phase of our lives that will finally having us living together in a house we build just for ourselves.
Fritz, my love, Happy Anniversary and here's to many, many more.
(Sorry for getting to the party a couple of days late. Is there any cake left?) :)
didn't get around to checking your blog until today. happy belated anniversary! i wish you two many years of happiness together.