to you all! Time flies when you’re doing nothing. Vacation agrees with me. Since returning from my out of town trip I have done some shopping, some sleeping, online gaming and wrote a load of holiday cards. The last of the cards were mailed yesterday, those were all to my relatives in Europe. Heh, better late than never.
On the first day of my visit with my aunt, while my uncle was out, I took a deep breath and said…
“You know, there’s something I’ve been wanting to talk with you about for a while, in person, but we don’t see each other much.”
“Yeah. You know that Mel and I are more than just friends… she is my girlfriend.”
“Hmmm… You mean you two are fairies? Like that?”
I didn’t bother to correct this, she got the idea. “Yes.”
“It seems to be more and more prevalent these days.”
“No,” I said. “That’s not necessarily true… it’s just that people are more open about it now. You knew anyway didn’t you?”
“I had an idea. Your uncle knew, he said something about it.”
“Really? What did he say?”
“He said that you’d never get married.”
I laughed. “Well, that’s true.”
She said “So, you’re not going to?”
“Well, some states allow it but we’re not going to go out of our way to go to one of those places to do it, if that’s what you mean.”
This was going swimmingly well. We talked about it only a few more minutes. She wanted to know who else in the family knew, if my mother knew, if Mel’s parents knew. Everyone knows, I told her, repeating that I hadn’t gotten the chance to tell her because I’d wanted to do it in person. She then proceeded to tell me that Benjamin Franklin and Herbert Hoover were gay. I have no idea if that’s true or not.
There was no discernible change in her behavior or attitude towards me after that. As I expected though, she never mentioned it again.
i’m glad the “little talk” went well 🙂
i hope you and Mel have a wonderful holiday!
It sounds wonderful. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And a fresh California navel orange for the Grey Bird!
Good! Most times, our relatives surprise us as well as themselves when the truth that was suspected is finally confirmed.
The Princess and I got Christmas cards from my aunts on both sides of the family. The cards were addressed to both The Princess and I. I almost cried.
We all seem to mellow and come to some sort of understanding with the Universe and ourselves as we age…
I’m so glad you found the opportunity you were looking for to tell your great aunt about yourself and Mel. Hope your holidays are warm and bright all around!
I’m glad it went well! 🙂 All of my relatives know- if they have a problem with it, they don’t really show it, except for my Grandma, but she doesn’t hardly talk to me anyway, so it’s not really a big deal for me. I hope you had a great holiday!
Congrats! My relatives are all cool — or know enough to hide it. My audience on the other hand….
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