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(Some Crying Dude)   This is the sweetest video of an 86-year-old man in a hospital bed singing "You Are My Sunshine" to his wife of 66 years you'll see all day   (washfm.com) divider line 29
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2013-06-19 07:22:14 PM  
Just on the description, I can't bear to watch this.
 
2013-06-19 07:25:11 PM  
I sure hope my wife and I can make it that long, what an incredibly sad, but touching moment.

Yes its Fark and there will plenty of snark, but I can only imagine what either one must be going through after spending a lifetime together.  Good for them.

My grandparents were married for over 60 years and when my grandfather died, my grandmother (who was in hospice care at the time) died 2 days later.
 
2013-06-19 07:43:48 PM  
Turn in your man card subby, your a woosy!

jk, i'm the biggest woos i know ever since I had kids. Went from bad ass to candy ass once I became domesticated.
 
2013-06-19 07:48:47 PM  
Sorry subby, no clicky for me. I don't feel like having a massive sad attack.
 
2013-06-19 07:53:23 PM  
Does he sing the part about getting revenge if she leaves him?
 
2013-06-19 08:21:58 PM  
He got better.
/ still not watching it
 
2013-06-19 08:35:35 PM  

Great_Milenko: Just on the description, I can't bear to watch this.


When my BF is asleep later tonight, when he can't see me break down and bawl like a baby, I will watch it. But not now.
 
2013-06-19 08:35:47 PM  
Very sweet

many years ago the washington post had a story about a couple that had been married for 75 years. The wife was currently in a nursing home and when her husband would come to visit he was always in his Sunday best. The asked the wife what was the secret to being married for 75 years; her reply

"We've never gone to bed angry and I've never had a headache."
 
2013-06-19 08:50:39 PM  

skozlaw: He got better.
/ still not watching it


"Mr Pinegar has since made a full recovery."

Huzzah!
/and no, I'm not watching it either
 
2013-06-19 08:53:17 PM  
Just recently watched my Mom die in a hospital bed while my father looked on. This is really touching. shiat.....
 
2013-06-19 09:01:54 PM  

Great_Milenko: Just on the description, I can't bear to watch this.


Not sure I want to either. Dad is 90, Mom will be in January, married for 67+ years. Both have had some health issues in the last couple months.

REALLY not sure I want to watch this.
 
2013-06-19 09:10:48 PM  

Coiled Hot 1: Just recently watched my Mom die in a hospital bed while my father looked on. This is really touching. shiat.....


Ouch, my condolences to you and your father.
 
2013-06-19 09:16:16 PM  

suziequzie: Coiled Hot 1: Just recently watched my Mom die in a hospital bed while my father looked on. This is really touching. shiat.....

Ouch, my condolences to you and your father.


Thanks..
 
2013-06-19 09:39:02 PM  

Coiled Hot 1: Just recently watched my Mom die in a hospital bed while my father looked on. This is really touching. shiat.....


Oof. Never a good time to watch a loved one die. My condolences as well, still remember watch my grandfather pass on as clear as day.
 
2013-06-19 10:03:44 PM  
The couple actually sang that pretty darn well, considering the circumstances! Maybe not quite as good as this pair, but still pretty darn good (and they did two whole verses, not just the ending).

That song is the State Song of Louisiana, because it was written, composed, and performed by the famous Singin' Governor of Louisiana, Jimmy Davis (who passed away only a few years ago). Davis was actually one of the better governors that Louisiana ever had.

Ironic indeed that it would be used in such a touching way with an elderly couple that had been presumably faithful to each other for ²/3 century, since the actual lyrics are actually about a man whose "only sunshine" had left him for another. But he still loved her.

In some ways, it kinda foreshadowed one of the most tear-jerking songs I've ever heard that doesn't involve anyone dying: "Diary" by Bread.
 
2013-06-19 10:17:02 PM  
Always reminds me of Jim Henson's memorial.

Not giving a link; search it out when you have three solid hours to deal with it.
 
2013-06-19 10:34:49 PM  

COMALite J: The couple actually sang that pretty darn well, considering the circumstances! Maybe not quite as good as this pair, but still pretty darn good (and they did two whole verses, not just the ending).

That song is the State Song of Louisiana, because it was written, composed, and performed by the famous Singin' Governor of Louisiana, Jimmy Davis (who passed away only a few years ago). Davis was actually one of the better governors that Louisiana ever had.

Ironic indeed that it would be used in such a touching way with an elderly couple that had been presumably faithful to each other for ²/3 century, since the actual lyrics are actually about a man whose "only sunshine" had left him for another. But he still loved her.

In some ways, it kinda foreshadowed one of the most tear-jerking songs I've ever heard that doesn't involve anyone dying: "Diary" by Bread.


it is also used in some "kids" product ad, i think diapers and a Mom is singing it to her child. nobody listens to the worlds. Very creepy song to sing to a child
 
2013-06-19 10:35:30 PM  

COMALite J: The couple actually sang that pretty darn well, considering the circumstances! Maybe not quite as good as this pair, but still pretty darn good (and they did two whole verses, not just the ending).

That song is the State Song of Louisiana, because it was written, composed, and performed by the famous Singin' Governor of Louisiana, Jimmy Davis (who passed away only a few years ago). Davis was actually one of the better governors that Louisiana ever had.

Ironic indeed that it would be used in such a touching way with an elderly couple that had been presumably faithful to each other for ²/3 century, since the actual lyrics are actually about a man whose "only sunshine" had left him for another. But he still loved her.

In some ways, it kinda foreshadowed one of the most tear-jerking songs I've ever heard that doesn't involve anyone dying: "Diary" by Bread.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBbWC7Z8J0Q

My own personal favorite version
 
2013-06-19 10:42:12 PM  
that couldn't have been sadder than if they were sawing his leg off on a Civil War battlefield while he sang.
 
2013-06-19 11:13:50 PM  
I"m going in for a coloscopy Friday morning, and I'm gonna be singing this too my wife, or Van Halen's Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love before they put the sleep juice in.
 
2013-06-20 12:22:07 AM  
Saw it on NBC News.
 
2013-06-20 12:43:34 AM  
img.fark.net

Just sayin.
 
2013-06-20 01:18:02 AM  
As a hospice music therapist I see this all the time. Still makes me cry.

/best job ever
 
2013-06-20 01:53:04 AM  
Watched. Cried. Cried some more.
 
2013-06-20 09:34:47 AM  
This was my Momma's favorite song. So... can't watch.

Going to go look at old pictures now.
 
2013-06-20 05:13:44 PM  
I watched and puked a little in my mouth.

/I have no heart
 
2013-06-20 08:11:05 PM  

puckheaven: I sure hope my wife and I can make it that long, what an incredibly sad, but touching moment.

Yes its Fark and there will plenty of snark, but I can only imagine what either one must be going through after spending a lifetime together.  Good for them.

My grandparents were married for over 60 years and when my grandfather died, my grandmother (who was in hospice care at the time) died 2 days later.



Get back to us in a few years when your hips are rotted away.

/never thought i'd make it this long
 
2013-06-20 10:32:36 PM  
My grandfather was dying of pancreatic cancer.  The day before he died, I watched as my grandmother held his hand and sang "You Are My Sunshine" to him.

Still can't listen to that song.
 
2013-06-20 11:56:50 PM  
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's stole my grandfather. He was laying in bed the night before he died, when he recognized my grandmother for the first time in months. He held her hand and sang Froggy Went A-Courtin' like he did when they were first married. It was a gift. And now I'm just going to sit here and cry for a little while.
 
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