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Watch: Video Of Granddads Together 46 Years, Getting Married, Will Make You Cry

by David Badash on January 16, 2014

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Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones have been together for over 46 years. After they got married, the New York Times produced this beautiful video for the “Vows” section.

The couple met through a mutual friend.

“We just sort of clicked and enjoyed being with each other, and I guess before either one of us knew it, we were actually in love,” Dr. Jones, a psychiatrist, told the Times.

The couple explained that when Jones was in the Army in Vietnam, they would write daily to each other, but in code, lest Jones be kicked out of the military. “Using codes, changing genders, to make sure that nothing could be interpreted that –there’s a new word that wasn’t out back then — ‘out’ him,” Duckett said.

“When I did come back, to all of our friends, it was always, ‘Billy and Lewis.’ It’s almost as if we were considered, one,” Jones said. “For most of our 46 years together, it’s been, I don’t know where I stop and he begins.”

The couple adopted a baby boy, and later became grandfathers. They say their marriage is “an enhancement to the relationship that we had.”

“Where you go, I will go,” they said in their wedding vows last year, at the Riverside Church in Harlem, New York. “when you die, there I will die also.”




Hat tip: Buzzfeed via NewNowNext

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LOrion January 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Sharing…. especially with Tony Perkins.

LOrion January 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

WHOOT! His piece was smaller and he said so!…. Wonderful, wonderful… Love the 2AM feeding pic!

Dr_Arthur_Ide January 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm

This is the best post I have read this week. I am delighted for the happy couple and their beautiful granddaughter, but most of all to see their friends and family come together to witness their marriage. Love knows no bounds, has no divisions, and is not up to anyone but those in love to make decisions for their lives together. It is time that all the haters, the bible-trumpeters who cannot read any bible except in English and believe English is the language of their god, get some education. The word homosexual does not appear in any language before the nineteenth century and not in English until 1862. It is not used in any psychological manual before Chaddock edited Richard von Krafft-Ebing's book "Psychopathia sexualis". Homosexuality is not condemned anywhere in the Bible, in fact it was used as a religious ritual (Qadesh) by most Abrahamic faiths.

lzambeni January 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Wow! That was so beautiful and moving! Iwish them many more years of happiness together!

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