A break from the Beef bashing.....And now, a feel good story!

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  1. Shithead

    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Ohio couple married 70 years die

    15 hours apart

    Published: April 19, 2014 11:43 AM
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    Kenneth and Helen Felumlee pose for a photo in September 1941, nearly three years before their marriage in 1944. The couple, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in February, died 15 hours apart from each other last week. (Credit: AP / Felumlee family)
    NASHPORT, Ohio — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

    The couple’s eight children say the two had been inseparable since meeting as teenagers, once sharing the bottom of a bunk bed on a ferry rather than sleeping one night apart, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported.

    They remained deeply in love until the very end, even eating breakfast together while holding hands, said their daughter, Linda Cody.

    “We knew when one went, the other was going to go,†she said.

    According to Cody, about 12 hours after Helen died, Kenneth looked at his children and said, “Mom’s dead.â€

    He quickly began to fade and was surrounded by 24 of his closest family members and friends when he died the next morning.

    “He was ready,†Cody said. “He just didn’t want to leave her here by herself.â€

    The pair had known each other for several years when they eloped in Newport, Ky., across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, on Feb. 20, 1944. At two days shy of his 21st birthday, Kenneth was too young to marry in Ohio.

    “He couldn’t wait,†son Jim Felumlee said.

    Kenneth worked as a railroad car inspector and mechanic before becoming a mail carrier for the Nashport Post Office. He was active in his Nashport-Irville United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher.

    Helen stayed at home, not only cooking and cleaning for her own family but also for other families in need in the area. She taught Sunday school, too, but was known more for her greeting card ministry, sending cards for birthdays, sympathy and the holidays to everyone in her community, each with a personal note inside.

    “She kept Hallmark in business,†daughter-in-law Debbie Felumlee joked.

    When Kenneth retired in 1983 and the children began to leave the house, the Felumlees began to explore their love of travel, visiting almost all 50 states by bus.

    “He didn’t want to fly anywhere because you couldn’t see anything as you were going,†Jim Felumlee said.

    Although both experienced declining health in recent years, Cody said, each tried to stay strong for the other.

    €œThat’s what kept them going,†she said.
     
  2. JOHN DENVER

    JOHN DENVER floating around Gold

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    Howard related...b/c Beff will live on years and years to spend all his money when he keels over.
     
  4. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    I just saw that on the news. :boohoo:
     
  5. beetlejosh

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    [video=youtube;odOeW_Yvwbo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odOeW_Yvwbo[/video]
     
  6. Imus O Sternsky

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    Not even one kitten ? Not even one tweet ? Only one average home ? No private jet ? Greeting cards instead of Giftscriptions ? Sunday school teachers and not "kitten rescuers" " ?What kind of life and love is that Robin ?
     
  7. OV

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    Read that yesterday and also found it uplifting. They were fortunate to go thru life so fulfilled, but that's rarer than a blemish on Whoresey's Photoshopped faux "shoots."
     
  8. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    Yeah but I bet they were jealous of Howard and bets love