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Couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
夫妻結縭七十載 相隔十五小時離世

A couple holds hands as they walk toward incoming waves ridden by surfers at the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 10.

Photo: Reuters

A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

The couple’s eight children say the two had been inseparable since meeting as teenagers, once sharing the bottom of a bunk bed on a ferry rather than sleeping one night apart.

They remained deeply in love until the very end, even eating breakfast together while holding hands, said their daughter, Linda Cody.

According to Cody, about 12 hours after Helen died, Kenneth looked at his children and said, “Mom’s dead.” He quickly began to fade and was surrounded by 24 of his closest family members and friends when he died the next morning.

The pair had known each other for several years when they eloped in Newport, Rhode Island. At two days shy of his 21st birthday, Kenneth was too young to marry in Ohio. He could not wait.

(Liberty Times)









1. inseparable adj.


(xi2 xi2 xiang1 guan1 de5; nan2 fen1 nan2 she3 de5)

例: Rights are inseparable from duties.


2. rather than conj. phr.

而不是… (er2 bu2 shi4)

例: He had noodles for dinner rather than pizza.


3. fade v.

褪色;凋零 (tui4 se4; diao1 ling2)

例: The figures in the picture had begun to fade away.


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