When my father was 50 years outdated he called a family meeting, there are four siblings, & by this point all of us were grown adultsâ€¦ I remember resting at the living room table with my siblings & my mother, as Mom tearfully confessed that he was leaving.
It was the world’s greatest bombshell announcement – Mom said that he was gay, had known he was gay for the last decade, & now was going to do something about it, and Mom told us he was moving to Portland, OR to start a dealer with his secret lover, & that he was leaving the following day.
It was actually the most surprising moment of my entire life. Mom & his lover Mark packed up his clothing & a few personal items into a U-haul truck & set out for Portland. To be clear nobody was sad that Mom came out as gay, the two of us were just shocked he had hidden it for so long. In Portland he felt prefer he could start over & be “his tploy self.” I had long heard that Portland was a truly liberal city, & welcoming to all kinds of people. I also heard that Portland was famous for its cannabis crops, which is entirely what my Mom was going to do for a residing, however mark was a cannabis farmer who lived outside of Portland, & my Mom was going to help him open a chain of dispensaries. I am gleeful that my Mom gets a modern lease on life, & I’m also psyched that he will be able to ship myself and others cannabis supplies from Portland.