Posted by Censor Librorum on Nov 14, 2007 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

Today is our 20th anniversary.

This past weekend Stone that Flows was having an open studio/moving sale. The studio is located in Hanff’s Boatyard, right across from Brewer’s Marina. That marina is quite pivotal in our relationship. It’s where we first met.

Lori came to Brewer’s to meet my lover at that time and me on our sailboat in the marina. She was dragged along for the visit by the woman I was seeing and her ex-lover and housemate. The visit was quite awkward, and I was glad when they left. That was the summer of ’86.

The same lady introduced Lori to our local CCL group the following spring. I appreciated Lori’s sharp mind and good looks, and when I was free I asked her out. The date of our first dinner together was November 14th.

Since she was a young mother we stayed in her Park Slope neighborhood for the date. We went to Rex for dinner (now gone) and Cousin John’s (still there) for dessert and coffee. Lori later told me she knew I was a “keeper” when I offered to pay for half the babysitting.

While I was studying the different jewelry I decided to get a red ring for our 20th anniversary. I thought it would be very romantic if she did, too. The rings are especially meaningful since the glass studio was right across the water from Brewer’s. Our anniversary brought us full circle.

Eventually, we will go full circle again. The St. Agnes Cemetery is located right next to Brewer’s Shipyard. We will be buried there together under a single stone; not more than a few hundred yards from where we first met.

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