Sad and heartwarming at the same time, here’s one that makes you say “Aww….”
I think this couple might have wanted it this way.
Gwen and Norman Hendrickson were married nearly 66 years ago, vowing to never leave each other’s side.
On the day of Gwen’s funeral, Norm, dressed in what he called his funeral suit, left their Cambridge home in a limousine. When the limo arrived at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, Norm was unresponsive.
“Merrilyne, the oldest daughter, said to me, ‘Elizabeth, do you think we could put dad in a box and put him in the room with a mom?’ I took a little bit of a breath and said sure,” said Nichols-Ross. “People were starting to come in for the calling hours. We got Norm in the back and got him ready.”
His adult daughters, not skipping a beat, posted a sign on the front door of the funeral home, saying “Surprise, it’s a double header!”
There’s nothing paranormal or supernatural at play in this story but it is a meaningful coincidence. The man was 94 years old, so it’s safe to assume he died of natural causes, arguably a broken heart, as he had taken his wife’s death very hard.
It’s just a tragic coincidence, or happy coincidence, depending on how you see it, as the family was sure Norm appreciated the two for one deal at the funeral.