Keep a song in your heart

The video below is priceless.  It is an impromptu performance at the Mayo Clinic of Marlow and Fran Cowan.  The husband is in his early 90s, and Fran is in her mid-80s.  According to the title of the video, they had been married 62 years when this video was recorded.  This isn’t a new video.  It was posted in April 2009, and it has had over 7 million hits. But its new to me, and it made me smile.  I thought I’d share:

There are a couple of more links you can follow for more of the Cowans.

A blog from the person that recorded the performance.

A repeat performance in front of hospital staff.

There is so much to learn from this 2 minute song. It speaks so much about faith, healing, music, longevity, love, marriage, and joy.  I can only imagine how many times these two people have played that song together over 62 years.

I think my favorite part of the video is when they start switching places.  She stumbles once and has to sit on the bench, and he stops playing to make sure she is okay.  Then they get right back into the song, barely missing a beat.  Then they switch again, and he sneaks a pat on her bottom while she feigns surprise and indignation.

I could go on and on about this video, but this is one perfect case when the music tells more than my words could.  Plus, if you follow the link to their encore performance, you will see Mr. Cowan address the audience.  He sums it all up perfectly, “Keep a song in your heart.  Keep singing. And God bless you all.”


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