Miley Cyrus And Fred Stobaugh
Miley Cyrus took a lot of flak this week for her raunchy performance at the MTV Video Awards. But she was hardly alone. Most of the performers stripped down, cursed and gyrated in crude ways. They think that’s what it takes to sell a song. But they’re wrong. Ask Fred Stobaugh of Illinois. Last April, he lost his wife of 73 years, Lorraine. Fred says she was the prettiest girl he ever saw, and he fell in love at first sight. After her death, he was sitting alone when he started humming a simple tune about her and wrote it down. He called it “Oh Sweet Lorraine.” He entered it in a songwriting contest. The sponsor, Green Shoe Studio, couldn’t accept a handwritten song, but they were so moved, they produced the song, with a video telling the story behind it. Well, the video went viral. And this week, among all the sex-drenched tunes by Lady Gaga and Robin Thicke, you’ll find “Oh Sweet Lorraine,” 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh’s song of undying love for his late wife, perched at #9 on iTunes’ top 10 chart. I hope it makes it to number one, as a reminder that all a song really needs to be popular is for it to touch our hearts.
To watch the video with Fred and his story please click the link below. We’ve posted it on my website and hope you enjoy it.
I had to share this with people, I was moved by this story and as well I was reminded of a better more family oriented America. Some days I long for the old days where people, most of them had a heart. God bless you all on this night and my prayers are for Fred Stobaugh this night and hoping he understands people out here are thankful for the love he has shared with the world.