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May 15, 2017

Believe me if all those endearing young charms....


Still holding hands: Delma (left) and Tom Ledbetter, who married 62 years ago, fell ill within days of each other in April and passed away just an hour and a half apart from each other. - - | Daily Mail Online

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly today,
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms
Like fairy gifts fading away
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will,
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 15, 2017 9:11 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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In the UK it is entirely possible that the doctor took care of that for them. Makes a nice story though.

Posted by: pbird at May 15, 2017 11:01 AM

Time together so well spent
Hand-in-hand for the last ascent.

We are blessed having heard their story.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at May 15, 2017 12:51 PM

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
her infinite variety.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at May 15, 2017 5:30 PM

The longer they are together the more alike they become and when one dies half of the other is gone too and half a person can't survive very long.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 15, 2017 6:51 PM

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