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96 year old man writes song about wife of 75 years
Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/25/13 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 08/25/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT by DFG

A 96-year-old Illinois man wrote a song about his wife of 75 years and when he sent the heart-wrenching ode into a singer-songwriter contest, they decided to produce it for him.

When Fred Stobaugh talks about his wife Lorraine now, it’s hard for him to hold back tears after the life they led together he says was ‘like a dream.’

After she died, he was sitting alone in the Peoria home they once shared and for the first time in his life he decided to write a song.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: lorraine; peoria; stobaugh
Original title: 'She gave me 75 years of her life': The tone- deaf 96-year-old who entered heartbreaking song he wrote for his late wife into contest... and got it made into a real record

'OH SWEET LORRAINE' BY FRED STOBAUGH

‘Oh Sweet Lorraine I wish we could do The good times All over again

Oh sweet Lorraine Life only goes around Once But never again

Oh sweet Lorraine I wish we could do All the good times all over Again

My memories will always Linger on Oh sweet Lorraine

The memories will Always linger on

1 posted on 08/25/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG
An ever lasting love.

God blessed him. 1. He had found true love. 2. He knew he had true love.

What a tribute to Lorraine and what a tribute to love.

3 posted on 08/25/2013 8:54:26 AM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I must say, your post broke the mood.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 8:54:52 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: DFG

Amazing.


5 posted on 08/25/2013 9:00:06 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Jeff Chandler

Your tag-line describes you perfectly! Lol


6 posted on 08/25/2013 9:00:57 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL. I did not expect to see that...


8 posted on 08/25/2013 9:01:09 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I lol’d.


10 posted on 08/25/2013 9:05:04 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Jeff Chandler

What an absolutely classless remark as I sit here with tears running down my chees. I lost my dear wife of 48 years just a few months ago.

You owe an apology to all FReeper widowers who loved their mates.


11 posted on 08/25/2013 9:08:30 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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To: shove_it

Condolences on the loss of your dear wife.


12 posted on 08/25/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

This would be so much more fitting on an obama, holder, al sharpton, or jesse hackson thread. They stole a dream and turned it into a nightmare of gigantic proportions.


13 posted on 08/25/2013 9:16:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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The world is saturated with misery and strife, so it is uplifting to find such a nice sentimental article and thread. You have totally ruined it. There’s a time and place for black humor, but this isn’t it. Please THINK before posting next time.


14 posted on 08/25/2013 9:16:45 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: DFG
The poor man. My heart goes out to him. I'm visiting my 92 year old uncle next week who lost his wife of 60 years a couple years ago, so I can really understand what he's experiencing. They were a beautiful couple:


15 posted on 08/25/2013 9:20:45 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: shove_it

I’m so sorry about your wife. God bless.


16 posted on 08/25/2013 9:24:12 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type)
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To: hummingbird; Salamander

96 tears old and he still loves his wife. There is a much deeper message in there. Love is worth waiting for and there is a mahor difference between real love and what passes for love these days. This is beautiful and so sad all at the same time. Any one of us should be so lucky.
Salamander said something about her husband on a thread the other day that struck me the same way this did. It is what it is.


17 posted on 08/25/2013 9:25:06 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: shove_it

G-d bless you. I am so sorry.


18 posted on 08/25/2013 9:26:58 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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You suck.


19 posted on 08/25/2013 9:37:32 AM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: Steve1789

My post #19 was directed at a post by Jeff Chandler that has been deleted. Thanks, moderator.


20 posted on 08/25/2013 9:40:03 AM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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To: DFG

The obituary of Lorraine Stobaugh.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Lorraine-Stobaugh&lc=4206&pid=164469916&mid=5512319


21 posted on 08/25/2013 9:40:46 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: DFG

Beautiful!


22 posted on 08/25/2013 10:11:31 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: hummingbird

He made this “old man” cry.


23 posted on 08/25/2013 11:10:00 AM PDT by ohiobushman
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To: DFG

Very touching. They will be together in happiness again for eternity.


24 posted on 08/25/2013 11:39:56 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Restoration of the Republic)
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To: DFG; Nea Wood; patriot08; MestaMachine; ProtectOurFreedom

Thanks, DFG for posting such a sweet/sad story. It’s a shame your thread was so thoughtlessly defiled. And thanks to you who expressed condolences for my loss.

Blessings to you,
Otter


25 posted on 08/25/2013 12:22:28 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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