Friday, 31 January 2020
Elenora and Frederic
Their love remained strong all the years they were together. They were devoted to each other. They were an example to all of us, especially when things go wrong in our lives. Elenora and Frederic Hill had a difficult life together. She was often ill and in and out of hospital, he lost his job because he looked after his beloved wife and his employer could no longer tolerate his many absences.
They struggled through the years. They loved dancing and often went to the local dance hall on Saturday evenings, when they could afford it. They were poor but dancing was their only joy, and it was a joy to see them dance together; although as Elenora got more poorly they did not dance as often.
One day, some friends went to visit them but no one answered the door. Fortunately one of them had a key in case of emergency, so they let themselves in.
Sadly, they found Elenera and Frederic Hill sitting on the sofa motionless ... they could not wake them up. They checked for a pulse ... there was none. They shook them ... no response.
Someone phoned for an ambulance. Someone else phoned for the police. Someone else noticed the record player was on. The needle had reached the end of the song but the record kept going round and round. Maybe they were listening to their favourite dance music before ... ... ...
So he picked up the handle and placed the needle at the beginning of the record again. The sound of their favourite band music blared loudly.
How sad ... everyone stood there their eyes welling with tears.
But then, Elenora flickered her eyelids ... so did Frederic Hill. They opened their eyes slowly and saw their friends gathered there around them.
They were all so happy as they sang joyfully, "The Hills are alive with the sound of music!"