[Ed. – It’s disappointing that the adults are transitioning only to take up traditional gender roles. That said, it is gratifying to see the importance of engagement ring stone memorization being acknowledged. At least their priorities are laudable.]
Like Daniel, Shirley had been married before. When she started transitioning, she figured she’d be single forever.
“I was never accepted before by people that really loved me, and we were married,” she said. “So why would any of that change?
As the kids befriended Shirley, so did Daniel. There’s an age gap — Daniel’s 41 and Shirley’s 62, but still, they fell in love. …
Shirley taught Daniel how to use a chainsaw. Daniel taught Shirley to memorize all the stones in her engagement ring, in case another woman asks. Daniel does the yard work. Shirley, the cooking.
Daniel explained that they’re actually “very traditional” people, who really see each other.