Kan. Couple Married 67 Years Die Hours Apart

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    Kan. Couple Married 67 Years Die Hours Apart

    This is the sweetest and most poignant story I've ever seen in a newspaper. My mom wants she and dad to go just like in The Notebook. :heart:

     
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    Clearly they weren't inseparable. Their family chose to take care of them apart which I think was cruel.

    Btw, nj, you and these human interest/news threads...
     
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    I noticed that and there must have been a reason. Perhaps the same facility was full or one needed special care that the other didn't. I dunno. :dunno:

    What? :irked: It's sad yet heart warming. IMO, It's a feel good, human interest story. Maybe it will bring hope to someone who had lost faith in finding true love.
     
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    I know honey, but I'm not the only one who occasionally thinks you're becoming redundant. Love you madly, though.
     
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    At least they lived long full lives. Hopefully more people can live that happily together.
     
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    thats sweet.
     
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    true love, nice to hear, although they are dead...
     
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    How sad, yet life affirming. True love does exist! I think when it's time to care for the elderly, those involved and close to them make the best decision possible at the time. Perhaps the family thought it best to separate them in order to give them the best possible care. It sounds to me like their relationship must have commanded that kind of respect/consideration from others close to them.

    NJ, continuing doing your best and post those stories you feel are relevant. We get enough dick (good and bad) and noise from all of the butt trumpets blaring about on here as it is.

    You are doing just fine. Thank you for sharing it, I chose to read it.
     
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    Hmmmm, maybe they died because they WERE apart...
     
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    Thanks for sharing that story NJ it was very sweet and I thought of "The Notebook" when I saw the thread...BTW if people don't want to look at a thread they are under no obligation to open it. I'm sure mine is not the only computer with a scroll feature.
     
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    Sort of an update to the original post is that Hawaii overturns law keeping married couple apart. I wonder how many other states currently have such laws on the books?




     
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    My grandparents were married for 67 years. If my grandmother had died first, I'm sure my grandfather would have died shortly thereafter. The only reason he lived as long as he did was for her. He finally deteriorated to a point where he couldn't hold on any longer, and died in his sleep.

    My grandmother, who had Alzheimer's, lived for another couple of years, but she couldn't retain the knowledge that he had died. When we would visit she would ask, "Where's Walter?" and we'd just say, "Oh, you know him, he's off getting into trouble somewhere." (Which was probably true. He was quite the rascal in life, and I can't imagine he'd be any different in death.) Every now and then she'd have moments of clarity when she'd say softly, "I miss Walter." God, that broke my heart.

    This song reminds me of my grandfather. He always told me never to grow old, but he forgot to tell me how.
    http://www.lyricsdir.com/cowboy-junkies-those-final-feet-lyrics.html

    You can hear a sample of the song at amazon.com.
    Amazon.com: Miles from Our Home: Cowboy Junkies: Music
     
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