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Member Name R.M. Doc Livingston
Date of Birth 03/01/1940
Gender Male
Location Washington State
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    • I am a chubby, kind, gay widow. My life partner of 42 years passed away Jan 2005. Now it is time to meet and make new friends. I am a hopeless romantic and will cry at movies and with certain music. I have Parkinson’s disease and this make typing a real challenge. This means that sometimes I am real slow in answering my E-Mail.

      A history lesson: Why am I called “doc”? I have nothing to do with the medical world and my only PhD is in life itself. So how come “doc”? My last name is Livingston for more explanation look up Henry Morton Stanley in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on line. My reply to “doc” is why fight ‘em? While a member of the US Navy the handle “Doc,” put on me by my shipmates, along with the statement, “Doctor Livingston, I presume?” Most of today’s young people have no knowledge of history so the phrase means nothing to them.
      A true story: I had a sales job once that meant a lot of local travel. I was to call on a small general store on the Washington coast that was run by a man named John Stanley. When we met I gave him my card and told him that we just rewrote history. “How’s that?” He asked. I replied, “This time Livingston has found Stanley!” He looked at my business card and laughed.

      Today when I am asked about the nickname I tell them, “You know, like with Bugs Bunny, “what’s up doc?””
      In 1962 I moved out on my own. A very shy geek with an over compensating life style. I was just out of the closet to my family. They were accepting but my father said, “You’ll never be happy.” It was just the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement; there were only two or three National organizations. There was ONE, Inc More of a social position, small magazine with gay love stories (we were not allowed to print sex). There was a national organization, The Mattichine Society that worked for gay rights. There was a small club in Orange County called Dionysus. I joined Dionysus for social contacts and became the club secretary. The 1960’s were the beginning of equal rights for all. (re:www.webcastro.com/94114/stonewal.htm for some history)

      The Los Angeles Mattichine Society was holding a rally and Dionysus was asked to attend. As club secretary it was my job to coordinate. I met with their secretary and that is when I met John. He was almost hyper in wanting make the rally worthwhile.
      We were pushed together and fell in love. Yes, it was as simple as that. I needed someone and John needed to be needed. Our togetherness lasted through 42 years. We were a couple for longer than my Parents. (sorry dad, but I was happy for 42 years)

      For more of the story read “Commitment,” of all the things I have written this is most published.




        • All of Isaac Asimov.
          All of Arthur C. Clarke.
          All Robert Heinlein.
          And most recently all Harry Potter


        • Star Wars, Indiana Jones, all of the Jack Ryan series, anything made by Pixar.
          Current favorite "Hoodwinked" the true story of little red riding hood.


        • folk music, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, and a mix of classical pieces.(I cry with Swan Lake and Madame Butterfly)

        • PBS, almost everything on the Discovery Channel, favorite comedy, "whose line is it." very funny.

        • Wizard of Id
          Bloom County.
          Peanuts.
          And others in the Sunday funnies


        • Robert W. Service
          Robert Burns.


        • Seattle Times online

        • Too many to count, however, I'm partial to this one:

          http://home.comcast.net/~docis65/


        • At the age of 69. I don't have any real heroes anymore. There's a lot of people I admire and respect, but no heroes.

        • "This above all to thine own self be true,
          and it shall follow as day follows night'
          thou canst not then be false to any other man."
          Shakespeare


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      Michele   Michele wrote
      on 8/15/2009 8:50:31 AM
      Enjoyed your bio--I went to high school in WA--dreary little Navy town on the Sound--you know which one--my father is still there, in Gig Harbor. Nice place to visit!

      Michele   Michele wrote
      on 8/15/2009 8:45:50 AM
      Hi Doc! I saw your post on Candlelight--I am relatively new to this computer thing, so didn't get a Word program until I really needed it, and certainly couldn't afford anything, so got OpenOffice.org download which was free and works well. Though I don't think you need Word to upload your work here.

      WAN   WAN wrote
      on 6/29/2009 4:17:18 AM
      Hi:) I wrote a poem "Birds" and it is dedicated to you as one of my friends in this website:) Hope you will read it guys. Thanks for being my friends...Have a great day!

      WAN   WAN wrote
      on 6/5/2009 9:40:06 AM
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VTYtyhmkDs&NR=1 This is a funny video/ very short that will not waste your time, it will make you laugh so much. Have a funny day!

      WAN   WAN wrote
      on 6/4/2009 12:12:46 PM
      Hi! I wanted to share you something- A very nice soothing music that will make make you smile:) Have a great day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtqeomC_0ko&feature=fvw

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Things will be fine in 2009.
We must take the time in 2009.
Let our feelings shine in 2009.
use words that rhyme in 2009.
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