Sunday, December 11, 2011
A Gay Weekend in Sussex County, DE - 1980
One weekend in the fall of 1980 in Sussex County, Delaware. Before Rehoboth Beach and its environs became the gay mecca that it is today, back in the late Seventies and early Eighties (yes boys and girls, 1970's and 1980's), I used to travel down to the southern most county of Delaware and spend the weekend with my friend from the Army, Big Bob. Sometimes I would bring friends down with me (like this weekend) and sometimes I would come by myself (that would be another movie).
This movie is a compilation of photos from my 39th birthday weekend in November of 1980. Yes, I was actually 39 years old at one time! My friend Big Bob threw a surprise birthday party for me. My first and last surprise birthday party, and...in fact my last birthday party. Hey guys, why don't you see if you can do something about that?
Most of the folks pictured in this movie are sadly gone. However, I'm still here as is Big Bob and a few others. I'm at the age now where I'm gathering my memories and either writing them down or scanning my old photographs into the computer for this little memorial of a time long gone that will never be repeated. Sort of like a mini "Boys in the Band" movie (you haven't shown you the WHOLE STORY).
For my straight followers of this blog, I hope I don't offend any of you by showing you this movie but this is my life. I lay it all out there. Nothing to hide. No more job interviews to go on where they can turn me down because I'm gay. It's all here baby.