Hobnobbing With the Past
If you wanted to find Corey Miller on a summer weekend, you usually had to look for him in Tuxedo, N.Y., where he and his fiancée, Stacy R. Rosen, would regularly hobnob with people who looked as if they had just stepped out of the 16th century.
Aside from the annual Renaissance Faire, Mr. Miller, 34, enjoyed more modern pastimes like attending Devils games or going to parties with his large circle of friends, Ms. Rosen said. And it was sometimes hard to pry him away from his computer.
Mr. Miller, the supply manager for Cantor Fitzgerald, lived in Queens with his widowed mother and was close to his younger sister Cara, who has cerebral palsy. He and Ms. Rosen were introduced by mutual friends in 1994 and started a telephone friendship that eventually blossomed into romance. Although they got engaged in December, they did not plan to get married until 2004.
Their more immediate goal was to save enough money to buy an apartment in Queens and get it set up. "A wedding is just one day," Ms. Rosen said. "An apartment is someplace you'll be the rest of your life."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 1, 2001.