Saturday, April 18, 2009

Godspeed, Arnita and Lyle

It's absurd for the AP to put this in the "Odd News" section. This isn't odd, it's beautiful.
Kansas couple married for 67 years die hours apart

TROY, Kan. – Residents of a northeast Kansas town are mourning the deaths just hours apart of an elderly couple who were married 67 years. Arnita Yingling died in her sleep early Saturday at the family's home in Troy. She was 93. Six hours later her 95-year-old husband, Lyle, died at a nursing home in the nearby town of Wathena.

At their funeral Wednesday, friends and relatives described the two as inseparable. Some found comfort knowing neither would have to live without the other.

The Yinglings were married in 1941. Both were born on northeast Kansas farms and were active in Troy as members of their church and civic organizations.
That's real love. It reminds me of an elderly couple I once saw, eating lunch at the deli I usually go to for lunch. The wife was in a wheelchair, and too frail to take care of herself: her husband had to bring each spoonful of soup right up to her lips. That was as great devotion as I've ever seen.


Blogger Scorpius said...

This appeared on Instapundit, but it's still profound:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

Saturday, April 25, 2009 5:40:00 PM  

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