Sunday, November 08, 2009

Craig and Ed: a retrospective

After 4.5 years, Craig and I have decided to seperate. Although I cannot understand or agree with his decision, I can only support him in the new chapter of his life he has chosen to undertake. Here's a look back:

At Addison's, our favorite restaurant in Columbia. Where we had our first date, celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries.

At the martini bar for my 22nd birthday. Our group was just about the only people there that night. Eventually the gays started trading clothes in the bathroom, much to the horror of the middle-aged straight bartenders.

Us with our miniature schnauzer, Zipper. I never had a dog growing up, and this was my first puppy. He's spoiled rotten, but I love him more than most people in this world.

So much happening in this picture! I don't remember where we were, but Ryan and Manda can always be counted on to make the fun times.

We dressed up as a pitcher and catcher for Halloween the year the Cards won the world series (October 2006?). Took Shattered by storm that night and ruled with always.

Craig doing one of his famous snarls. As he would always say, "Don't touch the hair pre-club." And he meant it too.

Trops formed the second member of the trifecta: dinner at Addisons, drinks at Trops, and then stumble across the street to Shattered--the only place worth going in CoMO.

At one of Robyn's house parties, Craig in a usual state of undress.

When we first starting dating, one of our favorite things to do was attend recitals at Mizzou. Sitting in the dark, watching our friends on stage. Feeling close to those you loved, a strange mix of voyeurism and gratitude at having the priveledge of sharing with the performers.

One of my best memories is sitting in the audience watching Rachel AuBuchon and Craig perform Ravel's Don Quichotte set. Two people I will always love.

Thanks for four and half wonderful years, Craig.


"the" Mrs. Astor said...

For someone who never stops talking, I'm speechless (and sad). These things, of course, happen, and happen... You are, no doubt, a strong person; a bitch, but a strong one. Carry on, love.

craiger said...

I am the luckiest man on earth to have ever held you for even one moment Eddy.

Ed Grow said...


I will carry on. Thanks for the kind words, friend.


Yes, you were.

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