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96-year-old’s beautiful song for his late wife

Touching video reminds us that grandparents were kids once, too.
By Scott Dunlop

Pic: Youtube

Image: Via Youtube

When a music studio in the US ran a competition to find a new singer-songwriter, they found something completely unexpected and absolutely heart-warming instead: Instead of sending them a Youtube link, 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh posted them the hand-written lyrics to a song dedicated to his late wife of 75 years, Lorraine. The studio then decided to turn Fred’s lyrics into an actual song as a gift to him, according to

The lyrics are simple: They call out for his lost love and the wonderful memories of a life spent together.

*Update: Fred's video has since been shared all over the internet, driving sales of his song to number one on iTunes!

Watch this Youtube video to find out how parents and grandparents can feel love as deeply as teens, and see if you can keep from crying:

A letter from Fred: “Oh Sweet Lorraine”

Do you have elderly parents for whom you are responsible living with you?


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2013-08-27 15:29

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