I just had a wonderful time. My friend Larry married his love, Larry, in a full service Episcopal wedding. It was a lovely blend of Christian tradition and modern love. After was champagne, a buffet, and most importantly, dancing. Larry and I met in our early college years while we both worked at the Echelon Mall in Voorhees, NJ. I was of a mixed mind working there since the mall had edged my dad’s independent shoe store out of business. Larry and I became fast friends. He always had a smile on his face and we laughed easily together. Within months we realized that he got his school shoes at my dad’s store. The most fun we had together was going out dancing.
After college we both moved to New York City and tried to make it here. I was a struggling actress, and Larry a dancer and graphic artist. He had a 6th floor walk-up on East 6th, which he generously shared with me when I was in-between sublets. Even when money was scarce we both knew how to have a good time. And, today’s wedding was proof that Larry has maintained his spirit. In fact, his Larry has even brought out other sides to Larry I am now just getting to know. They are a great couple. And, I am so happy that they survived the 80’s and are thriving with friends and admirers from all walks of life.
I was fortunate enough to reacquaint myself with old friends and connections who went their way while I forged my own path. To reconnect and feel the same warmth that brought us together 30 plus years ago is very special. I remember a few times I happily ran into old acquaintances while they gave me cold receptions. Not a pleasant experience. But, today was about love and happiness, a testament to Larry & Larry.
It’s occasions like their wedding that remind all of us how fortunate we are to share in the joy.
And I thought it was your Larry’s wedding!