|Bill Kelly May 1974|
More old photos folks! This continues my series of photos that I recently found after not looking at them for forty years. Someone (literally "Someone" of Dr. Spo's world) mentioned that I've rarely posted early photos of my other half, my spouse, my husband, my partner of the last fifty years (this July), Bill Kelly. Well folks, here it is. This is my handsome Bill, photo taken September 1974 at our center city Philadelphia townhouse. Bill had discovered a baby bird and he thought I was taking a picture of the bird.
Bill doesn't like his picture taken. Yep, Bill is on of THOSE people which has always been a source of great frustration to me. I had always imagined myself with a Prince Charming life partner that I could photograph endlessly. Not so with Bill, most of the pictures I have of Bill he has his arm in front of his face. The latest such episode was last night while we were sitting on the back deck. I thought he looked cute with the setting sun behind him. Bill realized that I was going to take a picture of him with my iPhone and immediately said "Oh no, you're not taking a picture of me!" and proceeded to place his arm in front of his face.
But as you can see Bill was (and still is) quite the handsome dude. Ironically, Bill's look was never my type. I was never attracted to the conventionally handsome man or the "All American type" as Bill calls them. I've always found the guys with the slightly offbeat or unconventional look more sexually attractive. Don't look for me to go into orgasmic paroxysms over the likes of a Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise. They leave me flat; zero sex appeal. But Bill has more going for him than his looks, he has always treated me like a prince. Always, except when he gets mad at me for some insignificant domestic misdemeanor but that's a subject for another blog post. Maybe not but the majority of the time Bill has always treated me better than anyone. Bill puts up with me, who else is going to do that?
So here he is folks, the man I've been sharing a life with for the past half century. And we have a few more years to go.
|Me (center as if you didn't know already) with my brother Isaac (on my right) and Bill (on my left) - 2012|