This post was written by Erik Largin on Facebook and his shared here with permission.
“We were at my wife’s mother’s grave today in Toquerville, Utah for the four-year anniversary of her death when I saw this elderly man get out of his truck with a chair in hand (he didn’t walk well).
I told my wife that’s how I hope we are (getting old together) and if she goes first I’d be visiting her the same way. I took this picture because we thought it was so touching.
After several minutes I decided to go talk to him. As I approached I could hear him speaking to her and that he missed her.
I apologized for interrupting and asked him how he was doing? He told me he’s been better, lost his wife back in February of this year, he’s lonely now, and old (I believe he is 86). He has five kids but none live close to Toquerville (most are in California and his last name is Lee).
He told me about his children. I think one lives in Utah, two or three live in California, I think one daughter is a dentist and one a chiropractor.
He was in the navy during the Korean War, lived for some time in Southern California and at one time worked around the movie industry there. I think he is retired from Northrop Grumman.
He told me the spot he was sitting at was his plot next to his wife and he was waiting to go there.
I thanked him for being a great example and that he inspired me to be a better husband and obviously he had a great marriage and loved his wife.
This man has been on my mind and I would like any of my friends on here to share this that hopefully a relative of his will see it and have loved ones or friends contact him to check on him.”
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