Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage – Americas – World – The Independent

From my desk

I’ve never been much for mushy news.

Throughout my career as a journalist, I have tried very hard to stay away from that, choosing to focus more on news of the harder variety, or sports.

But, I ran across this story in The Independent (via Twitter) and it got me to thinking about love and romance.

Ask my wife and she will tell you that I am the equivalent of emotional amoeba and most garden slugs have more romance in their system than I do. She would be right.

But, reading this story gives some hope to the notion that love can survive even through the toughest of times.

My hope and optimism may be restored.

via Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage – Americas – World – The Independent.

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