Father was seldom home. He was either at his liquor store or gambling or at a ballgame or somewhere other than home. He was always with other men. A real "mans man". He loved sports both on the television and on the field. And memories of the War.
Father had homosexual friends. He would spend hours visiting with them. At his liquor store and other places I am sure. I now wonder if "visiting" would be the correct term to describe Father's time with his friends. Times were soooo different then. The fifties and the sixties. All but one of Father's "Friends" were married. This is the "friend" he spent the most time with. He was a "confirmed bachelor".
It was unheard of for men not to marry. Men had to marry. And have children. It was simply not right for men not to marry. And so they did. They married and had children and some avoided being at home while spending time "visiting" with their "confirmed bachelor" friends.
Yes, times are so different now. Most men avoid marriage and children as long as possible and most of these marriages end in DIVORCE! Isn't it ironic that today's "confirmed bachelors" are fighting for the right to be married. And have children. In most of AMERICA it would be unheard of for men to get married. Men can't marry. It simply would not be right.
I often wonder just when it will be. Heard of, right, not different, confirmed, simply simple.
Father Adored Mother.