October 27, 2016

Something Wonderful: Oh Sweet Lorraine

This will make your day/week/month/year:

The most genuine country song you’ll hear all year came from the least likely songwriter. Reeling from the death of his wife of 72 years in May, Fred Stobaugh, 96, sought a way to deal with his grief and loneliness. Despite lacking any musical experience, he could hear the song he wanted to sing to her—the melody, the lyrics, the longing refrain—just beyond his reach. The Daily Dot

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Posted by gerardvanderleun at October 27, 2016 11:37 AM
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That was one beautiful gal

Posted by: Cletus Socrates at August 25, 2013 5:37 PM

Thank you, Gerard.

Posted by: Cris at August 25, 2013 5:55 PM


Posted by: Leslie at August 25, 2013 6:29 PM

Yes, wonderful! One soul touches another and that lingering soul-print found its way into yet another person's heart. God bless Fred and Jacob Colgan and many thanks to Sweet Lorraine for all the love she shared with Fred... and he with us.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at August 25, 2013 7:29 PM

Watch his eyes...

Posted by: Patvann at August 25, 2013 7:50 PM

Oh to have had the love and time together they had. The "greatest generation" had the best and worst of times, but it forged something that the Boomers only wish they could have.

Posted by: Cheryl at August 25, 2013 8:55 PM

Thank you for posting their story.

I see a lot of Alzheimer, so to see an alert,independent 96 year old man who was lucky enough to age gracefully with his spouse by his side is inspiring.
For many it is" Then must you speak
Of one that lov'd not wisely but too well"

Posted by: Grace at August 25, 2013 9:36 PM

People live longer lives now. Who among them will be married for 75 years, or share love for a lifetime?

Posted by: ErisGuy at August 26, 2013 3:40 AM

You make such wonderful editorial choices. In these times "real" means so much. Thank you.

Posted by: Thalpy at August 26, 2013 6:18 AM

Something wonderful indeed.

Posted by: pdwalker at August 29, 2013 8:24 AM

'Ah, sweet mystery of life, at last I found you ...'
Love is the eternal rock music, cradle to grave.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at October 27, 2016 2:02 PM

Thanks, Mr. Vanderluen. You've done it again.

Posted by: D S Craft at October 27, 2016 2:24 PM

I suspect they will be together again soon and that is just fine.

Posted by: ghostsniper at October 27, 2016 2:56 PM


Jesus, lucky - and he knew it.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at October 27, 2016 4:13 PM


Posted by: DeAnn at October 27, 2016 5:16 PM

Makes your heart break,and heal itself,again and again. What a lady could inspire such a man.

Posted by: Nori at October 27, 2016 7:42 PM

Thanks Gerard.

Posted by: ac/dc at October 28, 2016 6:26 AM

I've been married three times, and I'm Jealous. Thanks Gerard.

Posted by: tonynoboloney at October 28, 2016 9:30 PM

Something Wonderful alright..... Dang!!!

Posted by: Loiselle at October 29, 2016 8:15 AM

Once again,
why I try to end my day of browsing, when I do online, at American Digest.

Just a very real place, with sweetness and light, from the most surprising places.

Thanks again, Gerard.
You are un buen hombre, as they say.

Posted by: foodog at October 29, 2016 7:03 PM

Once again, I have tears in my eyes.

Posted by: David Michael at November 4, 2016 10:50 AM