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Affirmation Couples Tell Us How They Met
From Affinity, February 2003
Kraig & Chris
been together for: 7 Years
Our relationship revolves around Affirmation and Jell-O! We first
noticed each other at a LV Chapter party at Tom R.'s. I worked
for the State of Nevada and was in Vegas on business. I flew back
to Reno and I never thought more of it. Moving back to Vegas a
year later, I was asked to call a list of people to attend a local
leadership meeting. Jokingly, I asked Chris to bring his favorite
Jell-O salad to the gathering. Being faithful, he was the only
one that brought anything and there was enough to feed a ward
dinner! I felt rather stupid as I thought he caught my malicious
joke. Not throwing it out, I took it to the office and the staff
loved it! I told him this would give him an excuse to come and
get the bowl! This was 1995 and we have been together ever since.
We graduate in May with a Master in Social Work and are establishing
a counseling practice in Southern Utah and Southern Nevada. Daring
to get involved pays off!
Stella & Ina
been together for: 22 Years
During the June 1980 pride events in San Francisco, I was sat at the
Affirmation table, providing information, giving out brochures, etc.
When we were getting almost ready to close shop, some male friends
of mine came by. I had met them at the laundromat--We used to do the
laundry at the same place. But this time they were there with Stella,
a female friend of theirs. Stella and I said hi, we started to talk,
and shortly after that we began to date. Three months later she moved
into my home, and we've been together ever since.
Paul & Robert
We've been together for: 25 Years
As many of you know I founded the Los Angeles Chapter of Affirmation.
My main motivation for doing it in 1978 was to hopefully meet a nice
Mormon boy to settle down with. One week before our first scheduled
LA meeting I was at a dance club in Los Angeles. It was a night of
a very terrible storm in LA and both of us went out that night against
our better judgment. But once inside the club, I was quickly asked
to dance by Robert. It was truly love at first sight on both our parts.
By the next day we told each other that we would be together forever
(including eternity) and Robert was a Catholic! The day was January
14, 1978. So much for my motivation in starting Affirmation. We are
both still very much together and even more in love and committed
to each other than ever. Robert has totally supported me in Affirmation
over the years and we now even work together with our own little business.
We just had our 25th anniversary and are going on a fabulous cruise
in February to celebrate it. This is a true story. There is such a
thing as that one special person destined just for you. Head out on
a very stormy night and you just may find them.