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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I'm Not Gonna Lie...

THIS made me a wee bit teary.


After 72 years of marriage, an [Iowa] couple dies within an hour of each other -- still holding hands.  What a wonderfully sweet/sad story.


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12 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Vicki .. sounds an interesting "Well I never .. " Blogfest .. have fun.

I'm glad they were able to go together like that - occasionally it happens doesn't it .. how lovely that love held true right to the very end.

Cheers - Hilary

DL Hammons said...

I'm all set! :)

Laurel Garver said...

At last a Thursday blogfest! I can never to Monday ones--I'm always too busy at work.

Madeleine said...

Awh that's lovely. I discovered my great grandparents also died within hours of one another.
Interesting blogfest idea. Will put in my sidebar.

Talli Roland said...

Interesting idea for a blogfest!

Wow. Just the thought of that has made me tear up!

Angie Paxton said...

What a wonderfully sad story. Thanks for sharing. The blogfest sounds like lots of fun. If Thursday weren't so crazy for me I'd be all over it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's how I'd want to go. Well, better add 'naked' to that...

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That's romantic. It reminds me of The Notebook.

Okay, maybe not as romantic as your Monday post, Vicki. :D

The Happy Whisk said...

Alex: Hahahahaha.

Vicki: Love that story.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

That's lovely! My grandad emailed me this morning and told me I had an error on my Eating My Way Through England post...he and Nanny have been married 71 years this year. :D

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

I'm looking forward to tomorrow. :)

Oh wow, 76 years and dying an hour apart. That's incredible! I hope that happens with my husband and me. I hate the statistic that most men die before their wives! I'd definitely rather be the first to go, but I guess that's selfish!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss vicki! wow for sure thats a happy sad story. they didnt have to be apart from each other for very long.
...hugs from lenny