CHB World Championship People's Champion
- May 16, 2013
Oh yeah, there were neighbors who would point and whisper-------and sometimes not whisper but shout out their phobias at him. He did find someone to share his life with, named John, and the guy was a great guy to know and turned out to be a very good family friend. They lived together for over 30 years before he got very ill and passed away. My uncle, by this time was into his late 60's and didn't take up with anyone else and eventually passed away a couple years later from cancer.
I do remember John getting busted up a few times due to people not liking him for his sexual proclivity, but that was the climate back in the 50's. I remember my aunt, his sister, and my grandmother, his mother, not acknowledging they were living as a gay couple-------"They were just good friends" is what they'd say.
I'd bust their bubble from time to time and tell them, "I don't care how good men are friends, they don't share the same bed in a 3 bedroom house."
That's cool that the two of them had enough balls that they lived together and shared a bed even with the social climate of the time, rather than spend their entire lives in the closet.