Craig F. Walker
The Denver Post
"Cecil and carl, in sickness and in health"
Cecil prepares Carl for one of their many Denver outings. Cecil said the two never understood stereotypes, especially those of gay men. "This goes back to the olden days," Cecil said. "When men paired off they would ask the question; 'Who's the husband and who's the wife?' Well, Carl crocheted and did car repairs and I did the cooking and the bookkeeping, so we didn't fit any kind of stereotype. For some reason, we did not like the word lovers - that's a bit pretentious - so we just decided we were partners."