Happy Birthday Walter

Today (May 12) is Tio Walter Hernandez’s birthday. You might remember him from Tio Walter, I Knit A Man, walter-hernandez.me, or maybe something else. Walter tended to start a blog, write furiously in it for a brief period, and then drop it.

My understanding is that Walter has ascended to Twitter Utopia, where handsome, mostly-unclothed men tweet videos of themselves every day. I still miss him in this corner of the blogosphere. I liked his voice. I liked his comments. His life was pretty different from mine, and (as with most bloggers) he probably would not like me much if we met in real life, but I appreciated him. It did not hurt that he is (a) handsome and (b) a person of color. You know I love all of you, but let’s admit it: with a few notable exceptions (whom I am tempted to enumerate, but won’t) this corner of the blogosphere is a pretty Caucasian space.

Happy birthday, Walter. I hope you are healthy, that you got through the pandemic okay, and that you are doing well now. (I hope the rest of you are doing okay too, even if it is not your birthday.)

11 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Walter

  1. OMG I remember Tio Walter!
    He suddenly stopped posting. And you said he’s on Twitter? I may have to go back to his blog to see if I find a link to his twitter. And there are unclothed men on Twitter? You don’t say! LOL

    XOXO

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    1. Good luck in finding his blog(s). He is pretty effective at wiping out his old identities.

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      1. Well, he’s gone.
        And could not find any sign of him on twitter, He’s probably under some other moniker…

        XOXO

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  2. I remember him kindly. He used to comment on my old blog. I guess we all move on but it’s good to be remembered, which clearly you are doing.
    JP

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    1. I don’t do that good a job of remembering people. His name came up in my birthday list recently and I felt a pang. But there are many people I don’t write about. Mostly I have just been feeling a lot of loss lately.

      I miss you frequently too, and am glad you are back as a commenter.

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  3. I remembered him as soon as I went via the link.
    It saddens me to know folks and have them disappear suddenly. Such is blogging alas.

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    1. It is sad, but as you know sooner or later I will disappear as well.
      On the other hand, unlike some other bloggers it is my hope/belief that Walter is alive and well.

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  4. I have been still getting caught up with things and blogging. And I was so glad to see your comment pop up and glad to see you posting also. I too loved when Tio was posting. A few of his blogs were entertaining as hell and I agree, his comments were gold. So creative and funny. We still talk! He found me on Instagram and he DMs me. He seems to be doing well. Alas Im not on Twitter. I have said to him I miss his blogging. I met him through our dear Anne Marie.

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    1. Oh my goodness! Please say hello on our behalf. Tell him Sixpence misses him.

      There used to be a blog on your sidebar penned by a wealthy gentleman with a manservant named Clive (Clyde?). Was that Walter too? What was that blog called?

      I am glad you are settled in and blogging too. Sorry I don’t comment much. It’s probably for the best — you hardly need me bringing down the property values.

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      1. I want you to comment whenever you feel free too! I and others always love you popping in! Fuck property values. Walter is a cutie!!!! He just DM’d me the other morning. He is still knitting up storms. I told him to come back to blogging. I will tell him you all say hi and miss him. And yes, his last blog was a whole blog made up of a sort of imaginary life with himself and his man servant Clive. Funny as hell. I can’t recall the name he had for it I also used to have a blog by Burt Weston, another guy in Florida whose blog was so damn funny. He’s a very well to do aging queen with the best of everything, but his jaded, and candid post would have me rolling. His blog is called Aww jeeze, not this shit again. He has been blogging for years, but the post are maybe once or twice a month. I will attempt to add in the link to it. Let’s try this aww jezz not this shit again

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