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An elderly couple just celebrated their
75th wedding anniversary. Then the
Napa wildfires came.

Washington Post, by Herman Wong

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 10/11/2017 6:24:57 AM

Sara and Charles Rippey lived together for much of their century-long lives. She was 98; he was 100. They met almost 90 years ago, as grade-schoolers in Hartford, Wis., the New York Times reported. They married in 1942, and had just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with all five of their children in March. But on Sunday night, they died together in their house in Napa, Calif., when a wind-whipped wildfire engulfed the property, causing the roof to cave in and the windows to explode, leaving the couple trapped inside. “The only thing worse would have been if one survived

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So sad. Well written piece.

Can you believe this idiotic clickbaity headline came from the Post? Often, writers have nothing to do with headlines.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/11/2017 8:52:18 AM     (No. 11413061)

I think they recruit headline writers from street people.

Bless their little old hearts...these wildfires are just so scary and unpredictable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/11/2017 8:54:47 AM     (No. 11413064)

Also, what up with the blurry photo of the son looking at the rubble? Geez...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/11/2017 11:46:46 AM     (No. 11413299)

How very sad. 75 years of marriage was a true blessing from God. May they both R.I.P.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/12/2017 12:42:21 AM     (No. 11414086)

What a horrible way to die. Rest in peace.

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