Monday, June 12, 2017

Great Equality March in Washington, DC June 11, 2017

Joe, Tom, Hugh, Lynn, Rob and Tom

Lynn, Tom and Rob
Yesterday, Sunday, June 11, 2017, Tom and I (Rob) participated in the Equality March in Washington, D.C. We marched with our friends Lynn, Hugh, Tom and Joe in the 95 degree heat through the streets of Washington, DC calling for equal rights.

Lining up to March

Tom, Rob and Brian Sims!

Marching in DC


We also got to meet our friend Sterling, who is part of the Washington, D.C. LGBT police outreach group and was at one of the tents on Pennsylvania Avenue at the end of the march.

Tom, Rob and Brian
Rob gushing over Brian
   A true highlight for us was seeing and actually meeting Brian Sims. Brian K. Sims is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 182nd district. Elected in 2012, Sims is also a lawyer and activist on LGBT civil rights. His Facebook page: and website:

    Of course, there were a lot of people with some clever  anti-Donald Trump signs, since he doesn't believe in equality. He's also the first president in a long time that didn't mark June as Pride month for LGBT people, despite him saying "I love the L-B-G-T people." (Yes, he jumbled the acronym, not surprisingly).
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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next