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Monday, August 26, 2013
A Letter From Fred - "Oh Sweet Lorraine"
Keep the tissues handy for 96-year-old's song tribute to his late wife
8 hrs ago
Stobaugh can't sing a note, but there was a song in his heart ready to
come out. So when his wife of almost 73 years passed away, the
96-year-old Illinois man put both his grief and tender memories on paper
and sent it off to Green Shoe Studio's singer-songwriter contest. As
the only snail-mail entry, it caught the eye of Jacob Colgan, who was so
moved by the lyrics and the story that he put them to music. Now "Oh
Sweet Lorraine," the ode to the A&W carhop Stobaugh met in 1938 and
"fell in love with right away," is on iTunes. Stobaugh pronounced the
finished song "wonderful, just wonderful," but it's a sad kind of
wonderful. "I really, really miss her," he said. "Just don't seem
right." Trending topic:fred stobaugh