Two men, ages 90 and 25, announce wedding in NY Times
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« on: April 24, 2016, 07:19:35 pm »


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/opinion/sunday/findinglove-again-this-time-with-a-man.html

When Harris Wofford and his wife of 48 years were about to turn 70 when she died. He did not think he would ever fall in love again or remarry, and yet five years late on a Fort Lauderdale beach, he met Matthew Charlton, age 25.

Today, at ages 90 and 40, the couple have been together 15 years and the men are preparing to be married on April 30. "We will join hands, vowing to be bound together: to have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part."

In a moving piece in the New York Times, Wofford says, "I don’t categorize myself based on the gender of those I love. I had a half-century of marriage with a wonderful woman, and now am lucky for a second time to have found happiness." He happily quotes Robert Frost:

   And yet for all this help of head and brain
   How happily instinctive we remain,
   Our best guide upward further to the light,
   Passionate preference such as love at sight.

Harris Wofford is a former US senator from Pennsylvania, special assistant for civil rights to President John F. Kennedy, and adviser to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2016, 07:43:44 pm »

i thouht it was gonna be a golddigger story, but it's a lovely love one <3

wish they have many many years more to spend together <3
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2016, 07:56:54 pm »

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/opinion/sunday/findinglove-again-this-time-with-a-man.html

When Harris Wofford and his wife of 48 years were about to turn 70 when she died. He did not think he would ever fall in love again or remarry, and yet five years late on a Fort Lauderdale beach, he met Matthew Charlton, age 25.

Today, at ages 90 and 40, the couple have been together 15 years and the men are preparing to be married on April 30. "We will join hands, vowing to be bound together: to have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part”

I met Harris Wofford 30 years ago when I started working at the Pennsylvania labor department where he was Secretary.  He was a very nice, decent man and had no one ever noticed a gay 'vibe', but never expected it from a happily married gentleman of his age.  

A 50 year age difference is quite interesting, but hey they've been together 15 years, so if they're happy then God bless.

Oh - may want to fix the subject.  He was 25 when they met, but 90 and 40 now.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2016, 08:10:09 pm »

Good for them! Lucky enough to find true love twice.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2016, 10:00:18 pm »

Yes, too late to change/fix it now, but there is a 50-year difference in their ages. The younger man was 25 when they met and started becoming an item 15 years ago. I appreciate the correction for the benefit of those who otherwise might have had to wait for me to show up again. Have worried about this because if he is 25 years old NOW (instead of 40), he was only ten when they met, and others would have noticed.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 11:37:33 am »

This is what they look like:

http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/harris-wofford-matthew-charlton__oPt.jpg

I suspect there is probably more to their relationship than they would like to reveal. E.g. the younger guy sleeping around with other guys his age. Or the older guy not being sexual at all.

Or some financial arrangement between the two.

Either way, I'm far too cynical to believe this 'love story'.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2016, 06:23:56 pm »

To paraphrase an old Sophie Tucker joke:

25 Goes into 90 a hell of a lot more than 90 goes into 25. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2016, 06:45:01 pm »

I'd have to be cynical too... There's def. an arrangement between the two that makes it work. Monogam-ish for sure.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2016, 05:08:55 am »

I walked into this thinking it was a golddiggin story but it was sweet glad theyve been happy and been together so long now.
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