Couple Married 67 years Die Holding Hands, Hours Apart

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  1. teehee

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    A very sweet story for the early morning shedders..
    No mayhem..No skanks..

    Couple Married 67 Years Dies Holding Hands, Just Hours Apart
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    After 67 years of marriage, Floyd and Violet Hartwig died on February 11 just five hours apart at their home in Easton, California.

    With their beds pushed together, the couple held hands up until Floyd's last breath, The Fresno Bee reports. Violet died five hours later.

    "We felt blessed because we knew that's what they wanted," their daughter Donna Scharton said.

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    Courtesy of the family/The Fresno Bee

    The Hartwigs first met while they were in elementary school. They began dating in the 1940s while Floyd was on leave from the Navy during World War II. While he was away, the young lovebirds kept in touch through love letters like the one below:

    Love you my dearest and want you so. Vi, I heard our song this evening and it sure did make me homesick for you. Honey, did you ever get a record of it? I certainly hope so as I want to listen to it and have you in my arms at the same time



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    Courtesy of the family/The Fresno Bee

    The pair married in August 1947 and went on to have three children together. In their later years, Floyd battled cancer and eventually was diagnosed with kidney failure just a couple of weeks before his death. Violet suffered from dementia.

    "You had a sense that they had a connection, and I think that connection just came more and more and especially in the last months of their lives," Scharton told The Fresno Bee in the video above.

    Even though Floyd couldn't get around well towards the end, he was always looking out for his wife.

    “He would tell the doctor, ‘I’m OK, I want Vi fixed,'" their daughter recalled.

    In the video above, Scharton gets teary-eyed reminiscing about the lifelong love her parents shared up until the very end.

    "When we went to the funeral home and saw the two caskets, it was meant to be," she said. "And that's the only way it could end."

    H/T The
     
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    What a great, rare and beautiful love story...

    As any couple, I'm sure they had their share of difficulties and challenges in life - Their example could teach much about love, support and commitment to others.
     
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    Sweet Reminds me of Howard and Beth (except the love, term, opposite sex, and death parts)
     
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    And yet, Ben and Rae live.
     
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    I love Ben and Rae. I'll be sad when they die.. I don't think the one remaining will last very long after the other dies..
     
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    It's not Ben and Rae's fault their son had his balls removed.
     
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    They probably have been married about that long. How old is Ellen?
     
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    She used to be cute. Someone should have tried to fuck the crazy out of her.
     
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    Ellens four years older then Howie..
     
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    Sweet. They look just as happy in the more recent picture as in the older one. A real cosmic connection.
     
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    such a lovely story. to have such a strong bond must be wonderful.

    my longest relationship was 5 years or so.

    :nocheer:
     
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    I predict a similar ending for Howard and Beth.
    The only difference is theirs will be a murder-suicide.
     
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    Nice story.

    My parents have been married for 54 years and hate each other with a passion. My mom is in a nursing home and my dad hasn't been to see her in months. Granted, they're both assholes, but still....
     
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    I could see that..:cool:
     
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    Beautiful couple......BUT WTF does this have to do with the Howard Stern Show??????? :bigthink

    ps....UNLESS the article said they were HUGE Howard Stern Fans :giggle:


    btw...it WILL be a sad day when Howard's parents die.....so very sad.

    peace & love
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    Hi Ben Bas, Big fan of yours!! If you check it out, maybe one thread has to do with HSS because he's off another twenty days..There is nothing to report..:)
     
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    I love how the post starts out telling us knock our crap off before we even read it. @teehee Is a true shedder.

    Hi Benbas ....hope your well

    Oh..and its a sweet story, the only person who loved me their whole lives were doberman's.


    F mutt
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    I can relate...:(

    PS
    I'm honored to be named by you as a True shedder!! I'm trying!!
     
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