This page is where the going gets tough. I am not sure what to tell about myself that will be of interest to others.
I was born on May 29, 1946 in Marshalltown, Iowa. My parents spent the next 10 years between Iowa, my mothers home state and Ohio, a state heavily populated by my fathers relatives. Mostly we lived in a small township, West Mansfield; which was founded by my father's ancestors. In 1959,during my 12th year we moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, a beautiful state from the Atlantic coast beaches to the Smokey Mountains on the west. Even though we were there for just less than a year, three major milestones came to pass. I was inducted into the "Order of the Arrow," achieved Eagle Scout status and lost my virginity one fine spring afternoon to one of my schoolmates and great friends, the only real problem was that neither of us knew just what we were doing.
From North Carolina it was back to Iowa for a short stint and a tour of the United States, mostly Western as we had already seen much of the Eastern US.
Finally, the folks decided that we would settle in Texas and they couldn't have made this wannabe cowboy any happier. We settled in the Dallas / Fort Worth area in the winter of 1959-1960. I finished my public education in Irving, Texas.
Over the ensuing years following High School graduation I made a stab at college, spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Three of those years were spent attached to the U.S.M.C., lost my first love to the War in Viet Nam, married the mother of my two beautiful daughters as a cure for my evil sexual condition (this was at the strong urgings of a Navy physician. Take the cure or ouster. What a cruel thing to do to a perfectly wonderful young woman and man).
After the Navy came the divorce, followed by relationships of varying degrees, and then on June 4, 1988 I met him. The picture story follows. I will just state here that I lost my lifetime love and best friend to AIDS complications in February 1994 and have only recently begun to be able to forgive myself for remaining healthy and uninfected.
Until only a very short time ago I truly believed that my ability to experience similar emotions within me had died with Scott. Intellectually, I have always known that this is not what Scott wanted for me but sometimes we loose site of the ability to be in charge of our inner selves.
As I said, someone I recently met has unwittingly rekindled that ember within showing me that maybe someday I will again experience a similar love. I am not so naive as to believe nor hope that he is the one [the barriers are great, ie. reciprocal emotions and a huge age gap (the story of my life) to mention only the two major reasons]. But for just helping me through this major inner barrier, I will be forever greatful to this person and hope that we will continue to grow a lasting friendship.
So, if you are interest in my reawakening you will have to come back from time to time and check on the changes on these pages. Even the Grey Gay have a life.
The fact that I am gay is only one facet of me. The best way to really find out about me is to visit all of my pages. As time permits, I will continue to add photos of myself, my family, my Scott, my cat, my dog and who knows who else.
Read on because the story gets better. (It has to you say).
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