Monday, May 07, 2018

The World Has Changed


The world has changed a lot.

Del Rio Texas just elected a gay mayor.

How much has it changed?

Well, after college (1981) I drove to visit a friend in Houston and stopped in Del Rio, Texas. Being a waiter, and knowing that the wait staff knows where everything is, I ask a nice young lady at a restaurant in Del Rio, where there was a gay bar.

She immediately shushed me and sat down. I remember quite clearly what she said, "Honey, don't ask that in Del Rio. They'll kill you." And the word kill was drawn out.

I laughed, but I did take her advice. I spent an extra day in Del Rio hiking around a  nature preserve, but did not ask about bars again.


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