Chosen Family


Today is my friend William’s birthday. William lives in Mississippi and, despite the distance and the fact that William is not on Facebook and does not have a smart phone to text, we have managed to stay friends and in contact via e-mail for almost 20 years (I believe we met the first year Jeffrey and I got together.) William was dating a friend of Jeffrey’s at the time, and they came to New York, so we were both meeting William for the first time. I fell in love with William instantly (his then-boyfriend, not so much,) like a long lost family member I never knew I had.  The boyfriend didn’t last…but our Friendship with William did. We enjoyed a few great adventures together (New York City, Provincetown, New Orleans) as well as a few visits from here and there. Sadly, we have not gotten together in years due to life, the universe, and everything.  Despite that, we have carried on a friendship through e-mails, keeping up on each others’ lives, supporting each other as we both “battle the bulge” and just generally keeping in touch.  We have taken to signing our e-mails “YCB”, for “Your Chosen Brother,” as that’s what he feels like to me.

Cool William in New Orleans

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Plans to get together later this year fell through, but William retired this year, so i am hopeful a visit or get together is not long in the making.

William reads my blog, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to wish him a very Happy Birthday and let him know I love and miss him and can’t wait to see him again.


Happy Birthday, my dashing, dapper friend. Hope to see you soon.



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4 Responses to Chosen Family

  1. What a thoughtful post. William is lucky to have a friend like you.

  2. Ravager619 says:

    Happy Birthday, William!!!

  3. Guillaume le Doux! We love William – he is a friend, and best friends with a long-time client. I haven’t seen him in a while. Happy that you know him! He’s a bear’s bear, for sure.

  4. oh my (fans herself vigorously), what a handsome man! happy birthday william; a friends of sassybear’s is a friend of mine!

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