Going Deep Into Oyster Country

Historically, African-American neighborhoods were tucked away from the waterfront, so if you want to look for traces of the Downings’ life on Chincoteague, you might go farther inland to higher ground where the Union Baptist and Christ United Methodist churches are. A local podcast series called The Bivalve Trail further describes Thomas Downing’s story on…

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It Was One Sign After Another

“My decision to propose when I did was purely organic,” Mr. Moss said. But it was not spontaneous, because he had prepared a sign for the occasion, which he stationed in his parents’ backyard. It read, “Molly, will you marry me?” On Nov. 14, the couple were wed in Memphis, where they live, at Baron…

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When Lewis Met Clark

Zack Lewis and his date, also named Zack, had yet to disclose their surnames when they met at a gay bar in Manhattan’s East Village in September 2015, after first connecting on the dating app Grindr. But when Mr. Lewis had occasion to glance at the other Zack’s Visa card, he knew something momentous was…

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