Oh they were gorgeous: 56 years...

17/06/2008

of waiting and finally these two gorgeous ladies got to tie the knot.

Yesterday, Mayor Gavin Newsom married Del Martin (87) and Phyllis Martin (83) in San Francisco, for real this time.

There is something extremely touching about this photo. And it is also a testimonial of their patience, commitment, and love. Not the only ones of course. Last year, my uncle and aunt were the only attendants and witnesses at the Canterbury wedding of their dear friends, Michael and John. They had been together for 23 years. Michael has since died from pulmonary emphysema, but at least, John had full access to him until his very last breath, as his acknowledged partner.

So here's a toast to all those people, who had to wait, and who can now make their dream come true!

4 messages:

vikki said...

Reading the articles about them today brought tears to my eyes. It's interesting to juxtapose their story and the pictures with the hateful images of the protesters...it really does reinforce the notion that love is more powerful than hate.

Piglet said...

I remember seeing their photo four years ago when the mayor of San Francisco (was it?) legalised same sex marriage. They were a testimony to love then, and they're even more so now. I hope these ladies can live out the rest of their lives legally married.

Bun said...

A happy ending and I'm so glad they were finally able to tie the knot.

kalamario said...

I'm still waiting :)

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