Intergenerational Gay Couple

RUSS & TONY PLANCK:


Intergenerational Gay Couple

Russ & Tony-Country Park-1987

Russ and I have been together fifteen glorious years now as of February 9th, 2002. Russ is 83 and I am 42. There is a term used to describe couples like ourselves, "intergenerational"; which seems apt and appropriate. We do span the generations with our relationship of 41 years difference.

We met through an ad I placed in a local weekly entertainment/events paper in 1986. After two months of delightful correspondence and phone conversations we finally met; and the rest was like a dream come true for us both. We feel so fortunate to have found an everlasting love.

Before I share links to sites of interest to IGC's, I would like to share a little about ourselves. Russ is a retired European history professor and I, Tony, was employed from 1978-1998 in the activities department of a nursing home. We have traveled extensively and have a wide variety of interests.

We both enjoy watching a sunset in each other's arms while sipping a glass of wine, or snuggling up on the sofa to watch a good movie on video....the simple pleasures all loving couples enjoy.

On May 23rd, 1999 my beloved suffered a dreadful embolic stroke in front of a supermarket. He was left with damage to the occipital lobe of his brain, leaving him unable to read (a major joy of his life). He was able to walk with a walker for a long time, but now must use a wheelchair almost exclusively. Our sense of humor has gotten us through the past three years. We remain hopeful that miracles can and do happen.

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Autumn 1999

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Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.--Joseph Addison

The peace of mind that you're looking for is present all the time. --Joan Borysenko

The universal soul is the lone creator of the useful and the beautiful...Here the omnipotent agent is Nature...the representative of the universal mind. -- Emerson

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.-- Alfred North Whitehead

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.-- Indira Gandhi

All human wisdom is summed up in two words--wait and hope. --Alexandre Dumas the Elder

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GLARP-The Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons
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Gay & Lesbian Adult Retirement Community
American Society on Aging
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