Friday, April 14, 2006

17 of 210 : Lois and Caroline

Lois and Caroline were the first lesbians I ever knew. Family friends and business clients of my father, I even worked in their boarding kennel for a few years. They’d been “married” for decades, but their breakup was so painful that now neither can bear to speak the other’s name.

2 Comments:

At Saturday, April 15, 2006 1:50:00 PM, Blogger In Otter Space said...

I loved the last line, very powerful....

"their breakup was so painful that now neither can bear to speak the other’s name."

 
At Saturday, April 15, 2006 9:27:00 PM, Blogger Sewa Yoleme said...

It was nearly as painful for us, their friends. We never learned what happened, really. Caroline went on to marry a man (after nearly 30 years of being in a monogamous relationship with a woman), but she didn't meet him until a couple of years after the breakup, so he wasn't a factor.

 

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