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Author Topic: A letter from my nephew  (Read 975 times)

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Offline wolfter

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A letter from my nephew
« on: January 30, 2011, 04:46:42 PM »
I rec'd an email yesterday from one of my nephews yesterday who is 21.  He is away at college at Ohio U and wanted to thank me.  He "came out" his senior year of highschool.  He said I was his greatest role model in his entire life.  He said he tried to immulate a lot of my traits, not just about sexuality, but about life in general.

I had to set down my glass of Zin because I didn't want it to get watered down.  He said our generation made it so much easier for his generation.  He didn't realize that he is one of my heroes.  I always knew he was gay, but when he first approached me at about age 15 I gave him advice based on my old experiences.  I pretty much pleaded with him to keep it under wraps until he at least graduated high school.  He refused to ignore society's stigma and is proud of the person he is. 

He is such a great kid and know he'll do well.  In past conversations, he has pointed out that my generation has a harder time with sexuality than his does.  I think he's correct.  It is so accepted amongst the younger generation but I hope they remember this was a process that built upon each previous generation.

I hope it's not tacky to post a picture?
Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline wolfter

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Re: A letter from my nephew
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 04:58:33 PM »
Oh hell, I don't remember how to post a pic anyways.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 05:00:56 PM by wolfter »
Being honest is not wronging others, continuing the dishonesty is.

Offline zach

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Re: A letter from my nephew
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 05:52:32 PM »
i raise my mason jar of zin, in toast to you and your nephew  :)
I set into a downward spiral
Caught an illness that was literally viral
I heard some words of wisdom the other day
And they went in one ear and out the other one

I awoke from this beatific binge
With prismatic eyes, now lite is tinged
With all the vapors that the vile humans brew
Shining through the blight of you


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