In one of the saddest stories I've ever read, a couple married 68 years were killed in a car accident in Spokane, Washington. Floyd and Margaret Nordhagen were killed when they pulled in front of a pickup truck on a highway north of Spokane. Apparently, Margaret initially survived the accident as state troopers had to ask her to release her husband's hand. Yes, they were holding hands when law enforcement responded to the accident. According to the report, one of their former ranch hands stated that the couple were always holding hands.
He said that Floyd Nordhagen always bragged how pretty his elderly wife was to everyone within earshot. There was not a great deal of detail to the report. You have to use your imagination to figure out how old they were. I'm guessing late 80s or early 90s. It did state that the Nordhagens had four children, eleven grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. So, there were be many mourning relatives not to mention dozens of friends who will mourn the passing of this married couple who apparently died earlier this week. Again, there is not a lot of detail to the report (linked above).
In a day when people are in and out of "relationships," it is wonderful to see that a couple from the "Greatest Generation" believed in marriage. It is wonderful to see that they believed that marriage vows last a lifetime. It is only fitting that this couple died together. Imagine the life of the one left behind after one of them passed on. It would been a life of hardache and hardship for the survivor of that marriage. So, God in His infinite wisdom, brought them home together....holding hands. They were holding hands as they took God's vows and holding hands as they took their last breath together in the wreckage of that accident. God Bless them both and my sincerest condolences to their family and friends.