Listen To A 96-Year-Old Man’s Song To His Wife Of 72 Years Who Recently Died

Senior Pop Culture Editor
08.25.13 3 Comments

Fred is 96 years old. Sometime in May 2013, his wife of 72 years passed away. To channel his anger and confusion and depression about the situation, he wrote a song, “Oh Sweet Lorraine,” one of only two he’s written his entire life (the other being about Branson, Missouri). Fred submitted the song to a contest run by Green Shoe Studio, who were so captivated by his story that they made a short documentary about him. A Letter from Fred is “a poignant and beautiful story of life, love, music, and the special place where all three come together,” and I’m sobbing.

A Letter From Fred from Green Shoe Studio on Vimeo.

Purchase the single on iTunes here.


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