I know of three situations I saw myself. The first one was when I lived in Arcadia. All the people I use names on are dead and gone so no probs. If I use a he she its because they are still alive.
When I lived in Arcadia in the mid 80s, Florida I worked as a floor-covering installer. I worked before staring my own store for an Elder and his wife. We would get a lot of work from the hall brothers and sisters. There was one couple of older Sisters who lived together about 4 homes down from me in a small travel trailer that had additions on it. Typical Florida old home. They wanted new vinyl in the kitchen. I had to move things out of the way so there was a small bedroom about 8x9 and the living room was a stick built addition. I noticed when putting things out of the way in the bedroom that there was one bed a queen. So they slept together. Alice and pat were in their 60s and mid 50s respectively. I was ignorant of gays and lesbians. I mean we all called each other gay or homo back in school but we did not know any. But I could tell pat was strange. She wore the typical short mans hair cut, nurse shoes and today your gaydar would go off if you saw her.
My grandfather was an elder and it just seemed strange to me. We had just had a study that part was on how things looked and if you went to a sisters home and you and her were alone you could be DFed because of how it looked. I asked but what about Pat and Alice? That does not look good. He get very upset and yelled that is just peoples dirty mind. Pats Aunt is a lesbian and she has been spreading these lies. WHOA so this was no just me there have been others. I talked to a friend of mind who was in the hall and asked what he thought he just said, Ya I have heard that before. Again others knew something. As I have grown older I see that its even more that I was correct. Now Pat and Alice are dead and gone. but it was something going on.
The second one was a guy who was so damn effeminate. He is still alive and about 40 married and two kids so no name. He lived in North Michigan and would come to the hall and would hang out with the girls and sit with legs crossed like a woman with a dress on. He would knit and wear shawls and act like a woman. Most of the brothers would keep away from him because they would say he is gay among our self when the guys were talking.
The third one I saw was my sister in laws brother in law. He went to Bethel and was there for a couple of years. He was one of those guys who had an avg. Intelligence but though he was While E. Coyote super genius. He had not job when he left Bethel and my father in law hired him to work with him in construction and gave him a room in his house. My father in law the one I had posted about that now has poor health and no money because of quitting GM back in the pre 75 era because of the end. So this kid would talk about Bethel and I would ask questions. He seemed to have boy crushes on different brothers in the hall. It was strange but my gaydar went off big when he said he was asked to leave Bethel. I really started to ask questions. Turns out he would not tell me all of the details but said that he and the other brother he was bunked with was caught in what looked like a bad situation and it was alleged he was gay. He said it was nothing just looked funny so they asked him to leave. I knew then where there is this much smoke there is fire.
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