Monday, November 21, 2005
Putting the Gee in McGee
Guilty pleasure of serial solemnizer — the New York Times "Vows," a.k.a. wedding of the week.
As with those who eat a pint of B&J's ice cream solo, I stealthily cruise this column every week. Generally it is more a corporate merger of doctor's children. This week it was camp, from the picture to the cross-regional aspect to the mixed political parties.
Alabama attorney, Carl Stanley McGee wed Boston Brahamin John Huston Finley IV. The latter is a Harvard grad, grandson of a master of Eliot House (the traidtionally gay house) and a long-time Republican. They married in Finley's family Episopal parish in Newton's Church of the Redeemer. The openly gay State Senator Jarrett T. Barrios officiated.
One twist is that Finley's parents were initially upset. After all, Stan supported Democrats, including Hilary Clinton. Well, drop my port glass.
They share a strong interest in theology and had their first date-like-meeting at a servie at the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge. McGee's college chum Jennifer Bradley noted, "Stan and John are deeply consevateive and old fashioned and traditional in every way."